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Hospital and benefits - Help with the cost of travel to hospital

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.

Help with the cost of travel to hospital

If you have to visit hospital to go to outpatient appointments or have treatment, you may be able to get help with your travel costs. If you need to have a friend or family member come with you to appointments, you might be able to get help with their travel costs too.

You can use the NHS website’s checking service to see if you can get help with your travel costs.

If you can get help with your travel costs, you will need to apply to your hospital’s scheme.


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