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Hospital and benefits - Carer's Allowance

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.

Carer's Allowance

If you get Carer's Allowance for looking after another person, your benefit will stop.  Carer’s Allowance will stop being paid when you have been in hospital for 12 weeks.  Benefit may stop before 12 weeks if you have had other breaks from caring in the six months before you go into hospital.  

If someone gets Carer’s Allowance for looking after you, for example your partner, their benefit will stop after you have been in hospital for 28 days.

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