Incapacity Benefit

Incapacity Benefit was replaced by contributory Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in 2008.

If you are still receiving Incapacity Benefit, you may continue to receive it for the time being.

At some stage, you will be reassessed under the Work Capability Assessment. If you’re found eligible, you will be moved on to Employment and Support Allowance.

For more information about the Work Capability Assessment, see our information on Employment and Support Allowance.