Incapacity Benefit Contact Phone Number

0844 453 0152

maternity allowance maternity leave DWP new parentsThe Incapacity Benefit was a state benefit given to those unable to work due to illness or disability. It has now been replaced by the Employment and Support Allowance. If you are still claiming Incapacity Benefit, ring the number above and we will put you through to a member of the DWP. 

Other DWP Contact Numbers:

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Head Office  0844 453 0152
DWP Complaints  0844 453 0152
Customer Services  0844 453 0152

DWP Opening Hours

Department Opening Hours
Customer Service 8:30am-11:30pm, 7 days a week

DWP Head Office Address

Department Address
Head Office Caxton House,
Tothill Street,
London,
SW1H 9NA,
United Kingdom

Reasons to contact the Incapacity Benefit Contact Number:

          • If you are unsatisfied with your DWP experience and wish to complain
          • If you need to enquire about a change in your incapacity benefit
          • If you have been awarded more money than you should have and need to report it to a member of the DWP
          • If you wish to make changes to your incapacity benefit
          • If you are unsatisfied with the customer service that you have received previously through the DWP
          • To report a non-payment

Where do I send my Incapacity Benefit form?
At what age does Incapacity Benefit stop?
When will Incapacity Benefit end?
Why has my Incapacity Benefit stopped?
Can you claim Incapacity Benefit with depression?

 How much is the Incapacity Benefit?

If you are on a short-term Incapacity Benefit, you could earn from £78.50 – £104.10 if you’re of the state pension age. If you’re on the long-term basic rate, you could receive up to £140.10 a week. For more information on rates with the Incapacity Benefit, ring the number above and we will put you in contact with a member of the DWP, who can help you with your query.

Working whilst on Incapacity Benefit

You can still work whilst claiming Incapacity Benefit, however, you must not earn over £101 a week. You can also volunteer and still claim Incapacity Benefit. You must tell your local job centre or job centre plus if you are working and earning this amount or over, as they will take it into consideration when handling your claim. If you have only just started working, you should tell your jobcentre advisor immediately.

What is Incapacity Benefit?

Incapacity Benefit is a form of benefit that is paid to people in the UK under the State Pension age who are unable to work due to illness or injury. If you have already claimedincapacity benefit contact number the benefit, you will continue to receive it. However, if you put in a new application, your incapacity benefit will become Employment and Support Allowance. If you are not about to reach State Pension age, the Job Centre will review your application. The Job Centre will send you a questionnaire that will ask how your illness or disability affects your ability to do everyday tasks. You must complete the questionnaire and return it by the deadline and the Job Centre will tell you if you need to have a Work Capability assessment. If your review shows you cannot work, you will be transferred to ESA.

Incapacity Benefit FAQ’s

Where do I send my Incapacity Benefit form?

Once you have completed your Incapacity Benefit form, you should send it, or deliver it, to your local job center or jobcentre plus. From here, an advisor will process your form, and you will be contacted regarding your claim

At what age does Incapacity Benefit stop?

On average, 64 is the age when Incapacity Benefit is stopped. This is because it is the age when the state pension begins. If you are still receiving incapacity benefit at this age we advise speaking to your jobcentre advisor, and they will inform you on what to do next

When will Incapacity Benefit end?

Incapacity Benefit is being replaced by Employment and Support Allowance. If you are still claiming Incapacity Benefit, we advise ringing the number above and speaking to a member of the DWP. Alternatively, visit your local job centre or jobcentre plus and a member of staff will help you with your query.

Why has my Incapacity Benefit stopped?

You Incapacity Benefit may have been stopped for a number of reasons. You may have stopped being eligible, or your account with the job center has been changed, and you will soon be placed on Employment and Support Allowance. To find out more, we advise ringing the number above and talking to a member of the DWP.

Can you claim Incapacity Benefit with depression?

If you have been signed off of work by your GP for depression, you can claim Incapacity Benefit. Speak to an advisor at your local job centre or job centre, or alternatively, ring the number above and we will put you in contact with a member of the DWP

About Incapacity Benefit

Incapacity Benefit is administered by Job Centre Plus, part of the Department for Work and Pensions. Statistics show that as of May 2011, there were 2.6m people of working age claiming the benefit. This was equivalent to approximately 8.5% of the adult workforce, at an annual cost to the taxpayer of £12.5 billion. Of those people claiming the benefit, around a quarter million were unable to work due to mental illness.

Incapacity Benefit is to now be replaced with Employment and Support Allowance. The change was implemented in 2015. If you are currently claiming Incapacity Allowance, you will be reassessed in due time. If you are worried about the change, we advise visiting your local job centre, or ring the number above and we will put you in contact with a member of the DWP. From there, they will be able to help you with your claim and queries. ESA has replaced a number of benefits provided by the UK government, including Income Support. When applying for Employment and Support Allowance, you will need to enter some personal information. It’s handy to have your date of birth and address handy, as well as other key pieces of information. Once you have entered all your informaiton, you will be told the most likely benefit you are to receive from the government.

 

 

 




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