Sunday 31 March 2013 11.58pm
on www.nidirect.gov.uk there is some blurb on "Changes of circumstances:Hospital Admission"
It sets out the allowance and benefits that are / are not affected by admission. State pension is not affected according to the list I saw .
I am with you 100 percent on the point that our State Pension is now (ludicrously)classed as a benefit . So all those years we were paying National Benefit Contributions when we thought it was a form of Insurance payment towards our old age . So presumably all those old fashioned NI Cards had little green Benefit Stamps on them .