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Social Security Benefits: Disability

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 108634, tabled on 20 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of suspending the rule stopping personal independence payment, disability living allowance and attendance allowance after a 28 day stay in hospital during the covid-19 pandemic.

Answered on

31 January 2022

We have no plans to change these rules. Once someone is discharged from hospital, payment of these benefits recommences from the date of discharge.