Benefits - hospitalisation
If you are going in to hospital you should immediately notify
the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and, if necessary, the
council office that deals with your claims for Housing and Council
This is important as in most cases any benefit entitlement will
have to be reassessed to take account of your new
If you were not claiming any form of benefit before entering
hospital you may be entitled to claim.
You must tell Child Benefit (HRMC -HM Revenue & customs)
- you go into hospital or prison for more than eight weeks and
you stop making contributions for your child; or
- your child is in hospital or residential care for 12 weeks or
more because they're ill or disabled and you will not be regularly
spending money on them.
Please find the links below regarding stays in hospital from the