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Last updated:
11/12/2017

How do I manage my money if I have to go into hospital?

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  1. Overview
  2. What happens to my money, home and pets when I go into hospital?
  3. Should I tell anyone that I have gone into hospital?
  4. I was working when I went into hospital. What happens to my pay?
  5. I was claiming benefits when I went into hospital. What will happen to them?
  6. I claim Universal Credit. How will this be affected?
  7. How can I pay my bills if I’m in hospital?
  8. I can’t afford my debts, what can I do?
  9. What if I cannot look after my money?
  10. Next steps

You should now have a much clearer understanding of the treatment options relevant to mental health. Here are some further resources for you to explore should you wish to learn more about this topic. 1. Useful contacts 2. Still looking for help?

  1. Useful contacts
  2. Still looking for help?

Useful contacts:

Turn2us

National charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Address - 200 Shepherds Bush Road, London W6 7NL

Telephone - 0808 802 2000

Free Helpline
(09:00 – 20:00 Monday - Friday)

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. Web chat available on website.

Telephone - 03444 111 444

Same as costs calling 01 or 02 for landline

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a charity operating in England and Wales that promotes animal welfare.

Address - Supporter Services, RSPCA Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 9RS

Telephone - 0300 123 4555

(Mon-Fri 9.00am-5.00pm)

The Blue Cross

For what happens to my money, home and pets whilst I am in hospital.

Address - Blue Cross, Shilton Road, Burford, OXON. OX18 4PF

Telephone - 0300 777 1897

StepChange

StepChange provide free, confidential advice and support to anyone worried about debt. You can contact them over the telephone or online.

Telephone - 0800 138 1111

(Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm and Saturday 8am - 4pm)

National Debtline

This organisation provides free, independent and confidential advice about debt. You can contact them over the telephone, by e-mail or letter.

Address - National Debtline Tricorn House, 51-53 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B16 8TP

Telephone - 0808 808 4000

Freephone
(Monday - Friday 9am to 8pm and Saturday 9.30am to 1pm)

Tax Credit Helpline

Address - Tax Credit Office, HM Revenue and Customs, BX9 1LR, United Kingdom

Telephone - 0345 300 3900, Textphone: 0345 300 3909

Up to 9p per minute for landlines, 3p – 55p per minute for mobiles
(The helpline is open 8am-8pm, Mondays to Fridays, 8am-4pm on Saturdays and 9am -5pm on Sundays (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).)

Universal Credit Helpline

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly - or twice a month for some people in Scotland. You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income or out of work. Whether you can claim Universal Credit depends on where you live and your circumstances.

Telephone - 0345 600 0723 Textphone: 0345 600 0743

(Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm)

Within this subject

  1. Overview
  2. What happens to my money, home and pets when I go into hospital?
  3. Should I tell anyone that I have gone into hospital?
  4. I was working when I went into hospital. What happens to my pay?
  5. I was claiming benefits when I went into hospital. What will happen to them?
  6. I claim Universal Credit. How will this be affected?
  7. How can I pay my bills if I’m in hospital?
  8. I can’t afford my debts, what can I do?
  9. What if I cannot look after my money?
  10. Next steps

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