Your benefits while you are in hospital or in residential care
Some benefits are affected when you go into hospital or residential care. This means the payment will stop or the amount you get changes.
What to do when you’re going into hospital or residential care
- Tell whoever pays your benefit the date of your admission before you go into care or hospital so they can make changes to your payment. This may be the Jobcentre Plus, the Pension Service, HMRC or the council.
- If you can’t do this, let them know as soon as possible afterwards.
- Let the people paying the benefit know when you return home, even if no benefits were stopped while you were away.
Which benefits are affected by a stay in hospital or residential care
|Benefits that are not affected||Benefits that may be affected||Benefits that are affected|
|Armed forces independence payment||Council tax support||Attendance allowance|
|Bereavement support payment||Industrial injuries benefits||Carer’s allowance|
|Child tax credit||Widowed parents allowance||Child benefit|
|Maternity allowance||Severe disablement allowance||Disability living allowance|
|State pension||War pensions||Employment and support allowance|
|Statutory adoption pay||Working tax credit (WTC)||Guardian’s allowance|
|Statutory maternity pay||Housing benefit|
|Statutory paternity pay||Income support|
|Statutory shared parental pay||Jobseeker’s allowance|
|Statutory sick pay||Pension credit|
|Widowed parents allowance||Personal independence payment|
Where to get benefits advice in Newcastle
It can be useful to speak with someone about the benefits you may be entitled to and how they may impact upon your other benefits. A local independent advice service can help you such as;
- Citizens Advice Newcastle give advice to anyone in Newcastle
- Newcastle Welfare Rights Service give advice to people in priority groups in Newcastle including those over 65. They have self help material on their website
- Search Newcastle give benefits advice to older people in the West of Newcastle
Online benefits advice
- Visit www.newcastle.gov.uk for more benefit advice services available across Newcastle.
- Money Advice Service has online information on the full range of benefits that you may be entitled to.
Last updated: December 13, 2019