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Last updated:
18/10/2018

Incapacity Benefit

  1. Overview
  2. How do I check what I’m entitled to?
  3. Universal Credit
  4. Employment and Support Allowance
  5. Jobseeker’s Allowance
  6. Income Support
  7. Incapacity Benefit
  8. Severe Disablement Allowance
  9. Statutory Sick Pay
  10. Working Tax Credits
  11. Personal Independence Payment
  12. Housing Benefit
  13. Support for Mortgage Interest
  14. Rates: Exemptions and Support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps

Incapacity Benefit was a benefit you used to be able to claim if you were too unwell to work. However, now, you can't make a new claim for Incapacity Benefit anymore as Employment and Support Allowance has replaced it, but some people still get Incapacity Benefit.

We can't say exactly when the SSA will reassess you for Employment and Support Allowance if you are still getting Incapacity Benefit, but your local Jobs and Benefits Office may be able to tell you. The SSA will contact you when they are going to review your Incapacity Benefit claim and you do not need to do anything before they contact you.

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  1. Overview
  2. How do I check what I’m entitled to?
  3. Universal Credit
  4. Employment and Support Allowance
  5. Jobseeker’s Allowance
  6. Income Support
  7. Incapacity Benefit
  8. Severe Disablement Allowance
  9. Statutory Sick Pay
  10. Working Tax Credits
  11. Personal Independence Payment
  12. Housing Benefit
  13. Support for Mortgage Interest
  14. Rates: Exemptions and Support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps
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