What happens to my dad's pension while he is in hospital, or a care home ? He gets Pension credit of £116 a week, which I think includes some Income Support. I've been collecting this on his behalf, saving some for him, and using the rest to help meet some household bills (he's still the householder), and towards buying him new clothing. Should I inform the DSS that he is in hospital ? Will they stop all his money ? Surely whatever happens he's entiled to his Pension ? I've collected 3 weeks so far.