Incapacity benefits: reassessing claims: information for healthcare professionals

An explanation for healthcare professionals of how DWP is reassessing incapacity benefits.



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 Employment and Support Allowance.

This guidance explains what healthcare practitioners need to know about the reassessment process.

See also – Incapacity benefits: reassessing claims: guidance for advisers and intermediaries

Information for claimants


Published 8 September 2010