Guidance

Incapacity benefits: reassessing claims: guidance for advisers and intermediaries

An explanation of the process for reassessing incapacity benefits to help advisers and intermediaries support claimants.

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Stakeholder information to edit and reuse: IB reassessment

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Welsh: Customer fact sheet: incapacity benefits reassessment

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This page provides guidance for advisers and intermediaries. We’ve published separate information about Employment and Support Allowance for claimants

We are reassessing the claims of people who receive Income Support paid on the grounds of illness or disability, Incapacity Benefit and Severe Disablement Allowance. These benefits are being phased out and we need to see if people who have been receiving them are entitled to ESA.

Published 5 April 2013
Last updated 27 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated the guidance on 'Protecting benefit rates at the point of change' as entitlement to transitional addition will no longer automatically end on 5 April 2020.

  2. First published.