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ADP ‘boarders’ payments’

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Is there such a concept in ADP? Client made a claim for ADP as part of discharge planning from hospital. She lives in the community for part of the week but is technically still an in-patient.

I see this in the guidance:

Temporary periods of leave during a stay in a care home or hospital
34. Individuals are entitled to receive payment of the daily living component during any period that they temporarily go on leave from a care home. This time is called the period of leave. However, the individual must inform Social Security Scotland of the leave (ADP regs. Reg 31(4) )

35. A period of leave also applies to temporary leave from a hospital. Individuals are entitled to payment of both the daily living and mobility components again in
these circumstances. However, the individual must inform Social Security Scotland of the leave if it will likely impact their award.

36. The period of leave includes the days when the person left and returned to a hospital or care home (ADP regs, Reg 31(3) )

Source: https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot/asset-storage/production/downloads/25.-22.-Effect-of-time-spent-in-care-homes-Adult-Disability-Payment.pdf

however I don’t know if this applies when someone has been in hospital for years and made their claim whilst still a patient.