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Change of address - Disability Living Allowance

If you are receiving Disability Living Allowance, this may be affected following a change of address.

Disability Living Allowance

If you are receiving Disability Living Allowance the care component part will be withdrawn from the payday after the 28th day you have been in a Health Service hospital (84th day for children under the age of 16) or a care home or somewhere similar where a Health and Social Services Trust, an Education and Library Board, a Health Service Trust or government department either fund or help to pay the fees.

Different rules govern the payment of Disability Living Allowance mobility component and whilst in common with the care component it will be withdrawn from Health Service hospital in-patients after a total of 28 days in-patient care (84 days for children under the age of 16), it may remain payable whilst in a care home or somewhere similar depending on the medical treatment, if any, you receive.

If you re-enter a Health Service hospital, a care home or somewhere similar funded by (or fees assistance provided by) a Health and Social Care Trust, an Education and Library Board or government department, within 28 days of leaving, such periods are linked together as one continuous spell.

The day of admission to and discharge from a Health Service hospital, a care home or somewhere similar or residential accommodation funded by (or fees assistance provided by) a Health and Social Services Trust, an Education and Library Board, a Health and Social Care Trust, an Education and Library Board or government department, are counted as days for which benefit can be paid.

If you are awarded Disability Living Allowance under the special rules it may be exempt from the regulations governing exclusion where you are in a hospice whose primary function is to provide care for terminally ill people.