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England - How To Apply for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases and deafness)

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Procedure[edit]

  • You should claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit straight away or you could lose benefit.
  • You can get a claim form from your regional Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit centre or download an Industrial Injuries Disablement claim form.
What to do if your circumstances change
  • It is important you contact the office that deals with your payments if you or someone you claim for:
    • Goes into or leaves hospital
    • Goes into or leaves a care home
    • Goes abroad to live or visit
  • In most cases, you or the person you are caring for will continue to get Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit - even if you are going abroad permanently.
  • Reduced Earnings Allowance is not payable if you move abroad permanently.
  • The office that deals with your payment can give you more information.
Other benefits you may be able to receive

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to claim other benefits as well as or instead of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases).

Constant Attendance Allowance

  • You can claim for diseases that started before 1 October 1990, where your disability is assessed at 100 per cent and you need daily care and attention.
  • The Constant Attendance Allowance rate you are paid is based on an assessment of your needs.

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (accidents)

  • You may be able to get Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (accidents) if you are disabled as a result of a work-related accident.

Pneumoconiosis

  • If you suffer from certain dust-related diseases you may get a payment under the Pneumoconiosis (Workers Compensation) Act 1979.

Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance

  • You can claim 63.30 paid in addition to the Constant Attendance Allowance rates, if you are assessed at Constant Attendance Allowance intermediate or exceptional rate and need permanent, constant care and attention.

Reduced Earnings Allowance

  • You may be able to get Reduced Earnings Allowance (REA) if your current earnings, or earnings in a job which it is considered you could do, are less than the current earnings in your previous regular occupation.
  • You can only get REA for claims relating to industrial diseases that first occurred before 1 October 1990. The maximum weekly rate is 63.24.

Retirement Allowance

  • Retirement Allowance replaces Reduced Earnings Allowance when you reach State Pension age. You may qualify for a maximum weekly rate of 15.81.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Your Identity
  • Birth certificate, passport, drivers licence for proof of age
  • Residential Proof
  • Medical Certificate
Identity documents

You must provide original documents. DVLA wont accept photocopies or laminated certificates.

United Kingdom (UK) digital passports
  • If you hold a digital passport (the photograph and signature appear on the same page), DVLA can confirm your identity with the Identity and Passport Service. You dont have to send your passport to DVLA.
  • When applying online youll be asked to provide your nine digit passport number allowing DVLA to confirm your identity.
  • If you apply by post, using the D1 'application for a driving licence', write your nine digit passport number and your signature in the 'confirming your identity' section of the D1 form.
Other types of identification
  • DVLA also accepts the following documents as confirmation of your identity. Unlike the digital passport though, you'll need to send your identity document with your application:
    • Full valid current passport
    • Biometric residence permit (formerly known as the identity card for foreign nationals)
    • UK certificate of naturalisation
  • Do not send in your passport if you need it within the next month. If this is the case you should consider delaying your licence application until you can send it with your passport to DVLA.
  • If youve reached State Pension age, you can provide originals of one of the following in your name:
    • Recent (within three months) bank or building society statement showing your pension payment and National Insurance number
    • BR2102, BR2103 or BR5899 letter confirming your eligibility for the State Pension
UK birth and adoption certificates
  • UK birth and adoption certificates can also be used, however, as they are not absolute proof of identity, they must be accompanied by one of the following:
    • National Insurance card or a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions containing your National Insurance number
    • Photocopy of the front page of a benefits book or an original benefits claim letter
    • P45, P60 or pay slip
    • Marriage certificate or divorce papers (decree nisi or absolute)
    • College or university union card or school record
  • If you don't have a birth or adoption certificate, or the one that you have doesnt show your full name or country of birth, contact your local register office.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

  • North East England
Jobcentre Plus Hartlepool IIDB Centre
Earlsway
Gateshead NE92 1AP
Phone: 0845 600 1587
Textphone: 0845 608 8551
  • Scotland, North West England, East of England, South East England and London
Jobcentre Plus Barrow IIDB Centre
Pittman Way
Preston PR11 2AB
Phone: 0845 603 1358
Textphone: 0845 608 8551
  • Yorkshire and the Humber, East and West Midlands, South West England and Wales
Jobcentre Plus Barnsley IIDB Centre
Brightside Lane
Sheffield S99 1AB
Phone: 0845 758 5433
Textphone: 0845 608 8551
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit centres
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Disabledpeople/DG_171827
  • Money, tax and benefits contacts
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/UsefulContactsByCategory/MoneyTaxAndBenefitsContacts/index.htm



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Eligibility[edit]

You can claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases) if you were employed in a job that caused your disease. The scheme covers more than 70 diseases, including:

  • A disease caused by working with asbestos
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis or emphysema
  • Deafness
  • Pneumoconiosis (including silicosis and asbestosis)
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Prescribed disease A11 (previously known as vibration white finger)

You can get a full list of illnesses from your regional Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit centre.



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Instructions[edit]

  • If you are ill or disabled because of disease caused by certain types of work, you might get Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases).
  • The amount you may get depends on your individual circumstances.
  • You cannot claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit if you were self-employed in work that caused your disease.
  • Your individual circumstances, including your age and the severity of your disability, will affect the level of benefit you may get. This will be assessed by a doctor on a scale of one to 100 per cent. For certain lung diseases, payment is made at the 100 per cent rate from the start of your claim.
  • All amounts are a guide only.
  • All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into an account. This is the safest, most convenient and efficient method of payment.
  • If your health or disability affects the way you do your job, the Access to Work scheme may help you to stay in work.
Effect on other benefits
  • If you get Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, this may affect other benefits you might receive that depend on how much money you have coming in.
  • If you get Income Support, or any other kind of benefit because you are on a low income, contact the office that handles your claim for further information.



Required Information[edit]

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • National Insurance number
  • Nationality
  • Contact address
  • Telephone/Mobile number
  • Information about your illness or disability



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Need for the Document[edit]

If you are ill or disabled because of disease caused by certain types of work, you might get Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases).



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External Links[edit]

  • Directgov - Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases and deafness)
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Disabledpeople/DG_10018752
  • Diseases covered by Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/specialist-guides/technical-guidance/db1-a-guide-to-industrial-injuries/appendix/appendix-1/
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit centres
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Disabledpeople/DG_10018839
  • How benefits and pensions are paid
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/BeginnersGuideToBenefits/DG_10021388
  • Industrial Injuries Disableme