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Policy 21 - Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (Northern Ireland)

Type of document: Archived policies

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Published: March 31, 2021

Version: 2.0
Last Amended:       31 March 2021
Next Review Date: 31 March 2022

1.0    Background

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is paid to compensate those who have experienced disablement from a loss of physical or mental facility caused by an industrial accident or prescribed disease.

Benefit is normally payable if the disablement is assessed at 14% or more and is paid as a weekly pension. The rates are increased in April each year and can be found at chapter 44 of the Disability Rights Handbook.

The following additional allowances can be paid with IIDB:

  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Unemployability Supplement
  • Reduced Earnings Allowance
  • Retirement Allowance

2.0    Policy

2.1    Notional Assessments

IIDB should be taken fully into account when calculating a notional assessment. The additional allowances of Unemployability Supplement, Reduced Earnings allowance and Retirement Allowance are also taken fully into account.

2.2    Disregards

Constant Attendance Allowance – Where the ILF Scotland recipient is in receipt of Constant Attendance Allowance ½ CAA received or ½ higher rate DLA whichever is the lesser amount is regarded as being available towards the cost of the assessed care. The remainder of the CAA is disregarded.

Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance – This allowance is fully disregarded from the notional assessment.

Further information about IIDB can be obtained from the Disability Rights Handbook.

3.0    Cross References

Policy 4 - Recipient Contributions

Policy 11 Constant Attendance Allowance

5.0    History Date Reviewed

Version 1:      1 July 2015

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