Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Incapacity Supplement
Country : Ireland
Website : https://www.gov.ie/en/service/23f2b0-incapacity-supplement/
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What is Incapacity Supplement?
Incapacity Supplement can be paid as a supplement to people getting Disablement Benefit. It is paid to people who are permanently incapable of work because of an accident or disease suffered at work. It is only paid to those who do not qualify for certain other social welfare payments. This supplement is not means-tested. You may be entitled to claim an increase for a qualified adult, if you have a spouse, civil partner or cohabitant and an increase for a qualified child who normally lives with you.
How To Qualify for Incapacity Supplement?
To Qualify for Incapacity Supplement are given below,
** You can only qualify if you do not qualify for Illness Benefit , Invalidity Pension or Disability Allowance.
** This supplement is not means-tested.
** You may be entitled to claim an increase for a qualified adult, if you have a spouse, civil partner or cohabitant and an increase for a qualified child who normally lives with you.
** The deciding officer will then assess if you are incapable of work due to an injury or illness you suffered as a result of your previous job
How To Apply Incapacity Supplement?
To Apply Incapacity Supplement, Follow the below steps
** If you already receive Disablement Benefit, you can become eligible for Incapacity Supplement.
** The deciding officer will then assess if you are incapable of work due to an injury or illness you suffered as a result of your previous job.
** This involves a medical report.
** If you don’t receive any other social welfare payments, the deciding officer will arrange for a claim form for Incapacity payment to be sent to you to begin your application process.
Return your completed application form with the relevant supporting documents to
Disablement Benefit Section
Social Welfare Services Office, Government Buildings, Ballinalee Road, Longford, Co. Longford, N39 E4E0
WorkRelatedDisablementBenefit [AT] welfare.ie
Payment Rate of Incapacity Supplement
The Payment Rate of Incapacity Supplement are given below,
Incapacity Supplement weekly rates are as follows:
|Incapacity Supplement by categories||Weekly rates|
|Under 66 years of age||€208.00|
|66 years of age and over||€227.30|
|Increase for a qualified adult aged under 66 years||€138.00|
|Increase for a qualified adult aged 66 years and over||€150.80|
|Increase for a qualified child||Under 12||Over 12|
Operational Guidelines of Incapacity Supplement
Operational guidelines of Incapacity Supplement describe the processes and procedures that staff in the department follow when carrying out their work.
** Operational Guidelines: Occupational Injuries Benefit – Incapacity Supplement
** Operational Guidelines: Payment-related issues