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DLA question.

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misdee Fri 28-Jan-05 22:44:22

do any of you who get DLA inform DWP when your kids go into hospital? i phoned up DWP today about a different matter and was told i should inform DLA that dh is in hospital, as they may stop his benefit.

sparklymieow Fri 28-Jan-05 22:52:16

Hang on, I'll check Dd1s book

misdee Fri 28-Jan-05 22:53:27

says on website, 4 weeks in hospital, is that 4 weeks in total in any given period, or 4 consectative weeks?

sparklymieow Fri 28-Jan-05 22:54:20

It say taht DLA may only be paiyable for the 28 days if you are recieving fee NHS treatment in hospital. If you go into hosital you MUST phone or write to us straight away.

coppertop Fri 28-Jan-05 22:54:27

My guess is that it would be 4 consecutive weeks.

sparklymieow Fri 28-Jan-05 22:54:49

first 28 days

misdee Fri 28-Jan-05 22:55:54

so as dh has been in and out they shouldnt stop his benefit till he has been in for 4 consectative weeks?

sparklymieow Fri 28-Jan-05 23:00:04

no, I don't know why they can stop it anyway. He is in hospital due to the condition he claims for

misdee Fri 28-Jan-05 23:00:42

they can only stop the care component. so they wont take the car!!

maybe i should keep shush about it lol.

sparklymieow Fri 28-Jan-05 23:01:50

I would LOL

sparklymieow Fri 28-Jan-05 23:02:31

just read about it, in case DS has to be amitted soon for the op and kids have 84 days before benifit stops

misdee Sat 29-Jan-05 08:02:01

naughty mieow telling me not to tell.

yeah the kids get longer. dh only gets low rate care anyway.

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