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Hospital and benefits - Benefits to help pay your rent, Council Tax or mortgage/home loan

When you or a member of your family go into or come out of hospital, the welfare benefits you get may change. What will happen to your benefits depends on the type of benefit you get.

A stay in hospital can also affect the benefits your partner or carer gets.

Benefits to help pay your rent, Council Tax or mortgage/home loan

If you rent your home and get Housing Benefit (England, Scotland and Wales) or Housing Benefit (Northern Ireland) or are buying your home and get help with interest on a loan repayment, your benefit will stop if you are going to be in hospital for more than 52 weeks.

Your Council Tax Support will also stop if you are going to be in hospital for more than 52 weeks.

You should get advice from an expert benefits adviser if you are going to be in hospital for a long period of time.  If you have a partner they might need to make a claim for benefit.

You can use the Turn2us Find an Adviser tool to find a local one.

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