Social Security Division
+44 1624 685656 (option 1)
If you become sick and are unable to work you could get financial help through Incapacity Benefit (IB).
Basic qualifying conditions
To qualify you must be ordinarily resident on the Island at the time of your claim.
You must be under State Pension age.
Entitlement to IB is based on the National Insurance contributions you have paid. Any savings you may have are ignored when deciding if you qualify.
If you are claiming incapacity benefit you (and any partner you have) can be required to take part in work-focused conversations as a condition for you retaining your full benefit.
Applying for Incapacity Benefit
Make your claim after you've been unable to work for 4 or more days in a row.
Apply online for Incapacity Benefit - you will need your National Insurance Number to enrol for this service.
Alternatively, download SC1 claim form available via downloadable documents or contact us for a paper copy.
If you are claiming for any periods over 14 days, please include a medical certificate from your doctor.
IB is paid at one of two basic rates:
- Short term rate for the first 52 weeks of incapacity
- Long term rate after 52 weeks
You can be paid weekly using your MiCard at any Post Office. Or we can pay it directly into your bank or building society, every 2 weeks.