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Personal independence payment in hospital

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

Personal independence payment 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 are aged 18 or over on the date you are admitted to hospital.

This limit does not apply if you are aged under 18 on the date of admission; personal independence payment (PIP) can be paid for an indefinite period as long as the other qualifying conditions are met.

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