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20/11/2017

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 (UC). 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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Useful contacts

Pet Fostering Service Scotland

PFSS provides a unique service, supporting pet owners who are in one of the following emergency situations - ill health - temporary homelessness - domestic abuse

Address - Pet Fostering Service Scotland, PO BOX 6, Callander, FK 17 8ZU

Telephone - 0844 811 9909

(9am - 7pm Daily )

Office of the Public Guardian Scotland

Office of the Public Guardian Scotland is responsible for supervising the actions of those appointed in terms of the Act to manage the property and financial affairs of adults who lack the capacity to carry out these functions for themselves.

Address - The Office of the Public Guardian, Hadrian House, Callendar Business Park, Callendar Road, Falkirk, FK1 1XR

Telephone - 01324 678300

(Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)

Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Scottish SPCA)

As Scotland's animal welfare charity, SPCA has been helping animals in need for over 175 years.

Address - Kingseat Road, Halbeath, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8RY

Telephone - 03000 999 999

(7am - 11pm Daily )

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

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)

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 (UC). 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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