Routes onto incapacity benefits: findings from qualitative research

Research output: Other contribution


This report presents findings from a qualitative research project to investigate the routes by which people become recipients of incapacity benefits. The study was aimed at increasing understanding of how people become Incapacity Benefit (IB) recipients so that further policy development can take place around more 'preventive' job retention and rehabilitation measures. The research was based on:
- literature review,
- in-depth face-to-face interviews with 60 new claimants of incapacity benefits,
- follow up telephone interviews with 54 of the original sample six to seven months later.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCorporate Document Services
Place of PublicationLeeds
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameDepartment for Work and Pensions Research Summary


  • ill/disabled adults
  • employment/benefits

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