How do I qualify?

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To qualify for Partial Capacity Benefit you need to be currently in receipt of either:

  • Illness Benefit (for a minimum of 6 months),
  • Invalidity Pension.

A Medical Assessor of the Department will assess the restriction on your capacity for work. This may require you to attend a medical assessment. You should include all appropriate medical evidence with your application. You will qualify for Partial Capacity Benefit if your restriction on capacity for work is assessed as moderate, severe, or profound. If it is assessed as mild you will not qualify and your continued eligibility to Illness Benefit or Invalidity Pension will also be reviewed. If you qualify for Partial Capacity Benefit, you will not be required to send in medical certificates.

Last modified:20/05/2015

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