What is it?
Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit is paid to people who have become disabled as a result of an accident at work or as a result of an industrial disease. The rate of benefit payable depends on the level of your disability.
Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit is not National Insurance based or means tested. However, money you get from Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit counts in full for all means tested benefits.
Can I get it?
People who have become disabled as a result of an accident at work or because of a prescribed industrial disease may be able to claim Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit. Self employed people are not covered under this scheme.
After 15 weeks from the date of the accident, or onset of disease, the person claiming must be suffering from a disability normally at 14% or more. However certain diseases (such as pneumoconiosis, byssinosis or mesothelioma) may attract payment even if they are assessed at less than 14%. Occupational Deafness cases are paid at 20% or more.
How do I claim?
Industrial Injury Disablement Benefit is administered by Job Centre Plus. You can claim using form N16, provided on request from your local Job Centre Plus, or by calling 0800 0556688.
To claim in Northern Ireland use the NIdirect website.