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Benefits and bills - staying in hospital: Outline

 A person claiming benefits who is admitted to hospital must notify the local authority that deals with their claims for housing and council tax benefit.

Additional information: 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.


Normal office hours Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm (except public holidays)

Contact: Benefits Department

Telephone: 01706 217777

Benefits Department, PO Box 104, Futures Park, Bacup, Lancashire, OL13 3BU

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