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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Receiving Social Security benefits while you’re in hospital

​Your Social Security benefits might change if you need to stay in hospital. 

The table below tells you whether your benefit will be affected and what you need to do.

If you don't tell us when you need to, you might be overpaid. You'll have to pay the money back and you could be committing an offence.

Social Security Benefit

What happens

Start of time in hospital

Leaving hospital

Old age pension

You will receive your benefit as usual

You don't need to tell us when you go into hospital

You don't need to tell us when you go home

Survivor's pension and survivors allowance

Maternity Allowance

Short Term Incapacity Allowance: STIA (sickness benefit)

Long Term Incapacity Allowance (LTIA)

You'll receive a benefit as usual. If your LTIA award is less than 100%, you may be able to get an STIA certificate from the hospital to increase your benefit

You don't need to tell us when you go into hospital

You don't need to tell us when you go home

Income Support

Your benefit will reduce or stop if you stay in hospital for more than four weeks

As soon as you know that you might be in hospital for more than four weeks, tell Income Support

As soon as you know when you will be leaving hospital, tell Income Support

Child Personal Care benefit

Your benefit will stop if your child stays in hospital for more than four weeks

As soon as you know that your child might be in hospital for more than four weeks, tell Income Support

As soon as you know when your child will be leaving hospital, tell Income Support

Long Term Care (LTC)

Your benefit will reduce or stop if you stay in hospital for more than two weeks

As soon as you know that you might be in hospital for more than two weeks, tell the LTC team

As soon as you know when you will be leaving hospital, tell the LTC team

Home Carer’s Allowance

Your benefit will stop if you need to be in hospital for more than eight weeks all together in any 12 month period

As soon as you know that you're staying in hospital, tell the Health Zone

As soon as you know when you'll be leaving hospital, tell the Health Zone

Your benefit will stop if the person you care for is in hospital for more than eight weeks all together in any 12 month period, or if the total amount of time spent in hospital for both of you reaches eight weeks

As soon as you know that the person you care for is staying in hospital,  tell the Health Zone

As soon as you know when that the person you care for will be leaving hospital, tell the Health Zone


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