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Incapacity Benefit

Incapacity Benefit has been replaced by Employment Support Allowance.

You can no longer make a new claim for Incapacity Benefit.  If you are unable to work due to sickness or disability you can apply for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) instead.

If you currently claim Incapacity benefit you will be invited to apply for Employment and Support Allowance.

Where to get benefits advice

You can get benefits advice from a local independent service. They can help guide you through the application process and explain how some benefits may impact upon another:

Last updated: May 3, 2019

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