Incapacity, work, and benefitsBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39535.460289.1F (Published 03 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:735
- Miles J Stanger, occupational physician
Incapacity benefit should not be seen as a payment for being unable to carry out any work at all owing to illness.1 Instead it is seen by most claimants as a form of income support and as a gateway benefit to other state support such as housing and council tax benefits. This package can typically amount to over £700 each month. It is easy to claim and requires only a medical certificate to allow payment by direct …
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