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Into/out of hospital - Carers UK Forum

Into/out of hospital

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Hi, does anyone have experience of the person they are caring for going in to hospital for a short time?

For example I care for my elderly father who may have to go in to hospital for a week or so. I read online that I can continue to receive my carers allowance for up 12 weeks but I'm wondering if it means filling in a load of forms when he goes in and again when he comes out? Any help would be appreciated

Thank you
Internet search :

Attendance allowance stops after a total of four weeks (either in one stay, or several stays, where the gaps between stays are no more than four weeks each time). If you claim attendance allowance when you are already in hospital, it cannot be paid until you leave.



If you are aged 18 or over, payments of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Attendance Allowance (AA) you get will stop after you have been in hospital for 28 days. ... Also, after 28 days in hospital, payment of the mobility component of DLA or PIP will stop.



Carer's allowance in hospital. ... If the person you are caring for goes into hospital, your carer's allowance will stop when their attendance allowance, disability living allowance care component or personal independence payment daily living component stops.
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