Incapable of work for over 52 weeks

Incapacity benefits after 52 weeks

If you (or your partner) have been incapable of work for over 52 weeks then you may qualify for a disability premium in means-tested benefits.

Most people who have been in capable of work for over 52 weeks are entitled to other benefits. These ‘qualifying benefits’ give entitlement to the disability premium and are the normal method through which it is awarded.

The inclusion of this category is predominantly for people who were where classified ‘incapable of work’ under the old Incapacity Benefit test. This system no longer applies to most new claimants.

If you qualify for a disability premium because you have been incapable of work for over 52 weeks please say yes to this question. If you do this we will include a disability premium when calculating your entitlement to means-tested benefits.

The rules surrounding qualifying for a disability premium because you have been incapable of work for over 52 weeks are very complex. If this applies to you then you should seek specialist advice.

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