Incapacity Benefit

Incapacity Benefit is a weekly benefit payable to people who are unable to work through illness or disability. Claimants must have paid sufficient National Insurance contributions, unless under the age of 20. Only people who claimed before October 2008 will continue to receive Incapacity Benefit. All claims made after that date will be for Employment and Support Allowance.


*Incapacity benefit has been replaced by Employment and Support Allowance. All claims will be reassessed.

Further information about Employment and Support Allowance

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