long term care


Registered User
Jun 18, 2006
Mum has been in hospital now for 3 months and as soon as a bed becomes available will be going into long term NHS care. What happens about her pension, DLA etc. We currently have a motability car which is due to be returned in March next year.



Registered User
Jun 27, 2006
Taylorcat: assuming we're talking about fully funded NHS Continuing Healthcare, your mother will get to keep her pension. The DLA will be stopped after 28 days, however, according to Page 9 of www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/idcplg?IdcService=GET_FILE&dID=135738&Rendition=Web

The DLA higher rate mobility component will continue to be paid over to Motability’s service providers in relation to a hire purchase/contract hire of a ‘Motability’ vehicle. Any amount of DLA remaining will not be paid over to the customer.

In other words, they will continue to pay for the vehicle until the lease expires. I don't know whether you have to return it before the lease is up though.