Benefits in hospital
Some benefits stop being paid or are reduced, once you, your partner or child have been in hospital as an in-patient for a set period of time. Others are paid in full.
You should tell whoever pays the benefit e.g. Jobcentre Plus, the Pension Service, HMRC or the Local Authority as soon as you go in to hospital. They can then make any changes that need to be made so that you are not paid too much, or too little.
If you move from a care home into hospital, you also should tell the people paying your benefits straight away as the rules for hospitals and care homes are different.