Incapacity Benefit (NMT/C or NC)
Incapacity Benefit is only paid to existing claimants who couldn’t work because of illness or disability before 31 January 2011.
It was for people who couldn’t work due to illness or disability. After January 2011, it was replaced by Employment and Support Allowance for people making a new claim.
If you’re still receiving Incapacity Benefit (or Income Support through incapacity), you’ll be transferred to Employment and Support Allowance at some point. Your claim will be assessed using the work capability assessment.
If you still get Incapacity Benefit, you will keep receiving £104.10 each week. Some people may be getting more if they were younger when they became unable to work. This will continue until you are assessed for Employment and Support Allowance.
Visit nidirect.gov.uk for changes to Incapacity Benefit and current rates in Northern Ireland.