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Short-term IB at the higher rate will be paid if you have been sick for more than 28 weeks and less than 52 weeks.
If you have recently come from abroad, or returned from abroad, there are some extra rules.
If you get the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or you are terminally ill, you will get IB paid at the long-term rate after you have been sick for 28 weeks.
If you qualify under the special rules for young people and you get the highest rate care component of DLA or you are terminally ill, you will get IB paid at the long-term rate after you have been getting IB for 28 weeks.
People getting Invalidity Benefit (IVB) or Sickness Benefit at the time of the changeover were automatically transferred onto Incapacity Benefit and the amount of benefit, they were receiving at the time was not affected.
You qualify for short-term Incapacity Benefit if you: have paid National Insurance contributions and you are 'incapable of work' or are in a 'period of incapacity for work'.