Going into hospital: leaflet

This publication was withdrawn on 28 March 2014

This leaflet has been replaced by the leaflet Help if you’re ill or disabled.

Guidance on how going into hospital affects certain state benefits and help with housing costs and hospital travel costs.



This leaflet explains how going into hospital affects the following benefits:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Incapacity Benefit and Severe Industrial Injuries Disablement
  • Bereavement benefits
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Disablement Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • State Pension

It also tells you about help with housing costs and hospital travel costs that you may be able to get if you’re getting certain benefits when you go into hospital.

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