Finances While In Hospital
So today is day 17 of me being in hospital (though it doesnít feel like that because some of the time I spent unconscious). I was in the general hospital in intensive care and then on a general ward before being transferred to the psychiatric hospital down the road.
Nobody seems to know right now how long my admission will last but Iím worried because if it goes past 28 days I think my PIP will stop? Does anyone know if this is right? Also Iíve nearly used all the sick pay Iím entitled to from work so my pay will stop or be severely reduced. I know that you donít need much income while in hospital but I will still have things to pay like Rent and Council Tax with very little (if any) income.
Is there anything else I can claim if I stay here that long to try and help?
PS The Occupational Therapist on the ward says that he doesnít think the time I spent in intensive care will be counted as part of the 28 days before my PIP stops as I was very unwell (needed assistance to breathe etc) but I think he is wrong and that the time spent in ICU will count??
Thanks for any input........