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Disability living allowance in hospital

Disability living allowance

Both the day you are admitted and the day you are discharged count as days out of hospital.

adults (aged 18 and over)

Stops after a total of four weeks (either in one stay, or several stays, where the gaps between stays are no more than four weeks each time).

If you claim disability living allowance when you are already in hospital, it cannot be paid until you leave.


This is paid for an indefinite period as long as the other qualifying conditions are met. This applies to anyone aged under 18 on the date they were admitted for the current hospital stay.

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