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do you have to let esa or pip know if youre in hospital?

soulsearcher

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hey peeps i was wondering do you have to let esa or pip know if youre in hospital?
 
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I don't think it matters much. But I am no expert on this. When I was in hospital I forgot to tell them and no-one said anything to me. PIP I think is safe but not sure about ESA. Sorry I can't be more help.
 
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Hello soulsearcher. Good afternoon.

The short answer is yes. Going into hospital is a change of circumstance you are requiredto declare. They can both be affected. It really all depends on the length of the stay in hospital.

For ESA, you can continue to receive ESA while in hospital. However the additional amounts you receive - severe disability premium, enhanced disability premium, work or support component - can be lost, depending upon the length of your stay.

Only if you are in hospital for a continuous period of 52 weeks will you lose the enhanced disability premium and the work or support component.

Your ESA can be affected in the short-term because of PIP. PIP stops after 28 days in hospital. So if you are receiving the Daily Living component and, because of this, get the severe disability premium added to your ESA you will lose entitlement to the severe disability premium when your PIP stops.

PIP will be reinstated the day after you are discharged as long as you let them know. Then you can notify ESA that your PIP has been reinstated and the severe disability premium can be reinstated.

Details of ESA in hospital cam be found at:

ESA in hospital | Disability Rights UK

Details of PIP in hospital can be found at:

Personal independence payment in hospital | Disability Rights UK


I hope this helps
 
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Hello soulsearcher. Good afternoon.

The short answer is yes. Going into hospital is a change of circumstance you are requiredto declare. They can both be affected. It really all depends on the length of the stay in hospital.

For ESA, you can continue to receive ESA while in hospital. However the additional amounts you receive - severe disability premium, enhanced disability premium, work or support component - can be lost, depending upon the length of your stay.

Only if you are in hospital for a continuous period of 52 weeks will you lose the enhanced disability premium and the work or support component.

Your ESA can be affected in the short-term because of PIP. PIP stops after 28 days in hospital. So if you are receiving the Daily Living component and, because of this, get the severe disability premium added to your ESA you will lose entitlement to the severe disability premium when your PIP stops.

PIP will be reinstated the day after you are discharged as long as you let them know. Then you can notify ESA that your PIP has been reinstated and the severe disability premium can be reinstated.

Details of ESA in hospital cam be found at:

ESA in hospital | Disability Rights UK

Details of PIP in hospital can be found at:

Personal independence payment in hospital | Disability Rights UK


I hope this helps
thanks a lot, ill have a read...
 
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40 yrs ago i was in hospital and they were giving me 6 pounds a week, so the last time i went in as i was signing on as fit for work i carried on signing on left hospital every 2 weeks to sign on and cashed the giros, they've never made anything of it, too embarressed i guess
 
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Only have 28 days admittance. You don't have to let them know if anything before 28 days. Only your DLA/PIP stops after the 28 days.
 
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Whilst I was in hospital the ward clerk informed the DWP that I was there. Luckily for me the stay was under 28 days.
 
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well i did ring them and inform them

pip said even if you been in hospital for less then 28 days you still required to inform them
 
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