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Prisoners serving a sentence - In hospital - Serving a sentence

Check how to manage your benefits if you're a prisoner serving a sentence

In hospital - Serving a sentence

Prisoners in hospital are generally still regarded as prisoners so the same entitlement rules apply.

Prisoners suffering from a mental disorder are not automatically disqualified unless they are detained under section 45A or 47 of the Mental Health Act 1983, section 59A of the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995 or section 136 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.

After their sentence has expired, they are treated for benefits purposes as patients in hospital

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