Benefits whilst you are in hospital
Staying in hospital
If you are going in to hospital you should immediately notify the Department for Work and Pensions and the Council office that deals with your claims for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.
This is important as in most cases your benefit entitlement will have to be reassessed to take account of your new circumstances. Most benefits are reduced during a stay in hospital usually after either four or six weeks.
If you were not claiming any form of benefit prior to entering hospital you may now be entitled to claim.
When you come out of hospital you should notify:
To find out if the benefit you are claiming is affected by a stay in hospital, or if there are any benefits that you may be entitled to, please use the contact details below:
This is important as you will need to have your benefit reassessed when you return home. You may also be entitled to other benefits if you have become disabled as a result of your illness.
People who are in hospital can contact:
Hospital Social Work Team
Whipps Cross Hospital
Whipps Cross Road
Leytonstone E11 1NR
Tel 020 8539 5522
Minicom 020 8558 2885