Incapacity Benefit Contact Number – 0843 515 8339

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Incapacity Benefit Contact Number – 0843 515 8339

Having now been replaced by a new benefit entitled ESA, (Employment and Support Allowance), Incapacity Benefit itself no long exists. As a claimant who may have been affected by the transition, it is essential to get the correct information in order to ensure your claim is not affected. Contact the Incapacity Benefit team on 0843 515 8339.

As the government continue to alter the benefits system in the UK, Incapacity Benefit has been one of the many pinpointed for change. In 2008, the new newly branded ESA was introduced, and new claimants got instantly added to this benefit. It wasn’t until 2011, however, that the migration of current claimants began. This process concluded in March 2014. Again, this is a means tested benefit and can be either contribution or income based. Dependent on conditions and the undertaking of a work-related assessment, you can be rewarded the benefit that the government sees fit.

Due to all the changes, I am unsure of my eligibility for this benefit.

As many of the governments benefit systems are undergoing changes, it is understandable that confusion may arise. Individuals are eligible for the former incapacity benefit, ESA if they are over 16 years of age, have limited capability for work and are not receiving other benefits such as jobseeker’s allowance or income support. The parameters are very much a broad guideline and much does depend on the work-related assessment that gives the DWP a much clearer view of what you are entitled to. Changes in benefit can cause concern, and if you have any confusion over what you may be entitled to, it is advised that you call the customer service department to ease your mind. You can contact them on 0843 515 8339.

Are there changes to the assessment process with the Work Capability Assessment?

Although the benefit itself has evolved over the years into a newly branded benefit, there have not been too many changes to the way in which the benefit gets assessed. There is, however, a larger focus on a more in-depth analysis of the work capability assessment. The government have planned more regular reviews as they continue to attempt to eliminate fraudulent claims for ESA. There is a multi-stage assessment process now as new and existing claimants get scrutinised heavily. These changes are not something to worry about though and in order to ensure that your claim is not affected, contact the customer service team on 0843 515 8339.

Incapacity Benefit Contact Number – 0843 515 8339

Can I still work and claim Incapacity Benefit/ESA?

Although you may not think you can claim this benefit while still in work, that is a myth, and you can indeed still claim. There are, however, many restrictions to this, and you must again complete and assessment as regards to permitted work. This assessment includes volunteer work and can also depend on the amount of money that you are earning. Again with this being a confusing part of ESA, it is best to enquire over the telephone by calling 0843 515 8339.

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