Incapacity Benefit

Incapacity Benefit has been replaced by Employment Support Allowance.

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

Please note that Universal Credit has replaced income related ESA

More details about Incapacity Benefit

Benefit cap

Your benefit(s) may be limited by the ‘benefit cap’. For more details see the welfare benefits article.

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: January 21, 2022