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Government Of Ireland Disablement Benefit :

Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Disablement Benefit
Country : Ireland
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What Is Disablement Benefit?

** Disablement Benefit is paid if you lose certain physical or mental abilities as a result of something that happens to you because of your work, or while you are travelling to or from work.

** This benefit is paid as a lump sum or a regular pension, depending on how disabled you are, its degree and the length of time the injury or illness is expected to last.

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How To Qualify For Disablement Benefit?

To qualify for this benefit, you must have worked and paid social insurance (PRSI) contributions at class A, B, D, J or M and lost physical or mental ability because of:
** An accident at work
** A commuter accident on a direct route between your home and workplace
** Contracting a listed disease at work

How To Apply For Disablement Benefit?

To Apply Disablement Benefit, Follow the below steps
** If you are unable to work after the accident or disease you should first claim Injury Benefit.

** Before Injury Benefit payments finish, you should claim Disablement Benefit if you are still unable to work due to accident or disease. If you do not claim within 3 months of the expiry of your Injury Benefit claim, you may lose some benefit.

** If you have suffered some loss of ability as a result of the accident or the onset of disease, but you are still able to work, you can still claim Disablement Benefit. You should do this as soon as possible and within 3 months of the date of the accident or the onset of the disease.

Application Form :

Return your completed application form to:
Disablement Benefit Section
Address : Social Welfare Services Office, Government Buildings, Ballinalee Road, Longford, Co. Longford, N39 E4E0
Email : WorkRelatedDisablementBenefit [AT]
Phone number : +35343 3340000, 0818 927770

Rate Of Payment Disablement Benefit

** Your payment depends on the degree of your disablement, which will be medically assessed. If you are assessed as being disabled by less than 20% of normal ability, Disablement Benefit will normally be a lump sum.

** The size of the lump sum varies depending on the degree of disablement and how long you expect to be disabled. For assessments of 20% upwards, we will pay you a pension.
If you have 100% disablement, your personal pension is €239 per week. For cases between 20-90% disablement, your personal pension is as follows:

Level of disablement Weekly payment
100% €239.00
90% €215.10
80% €191.20
70% €167.30
60% €143.40
50% €119.50
40% €95.60
30% €71.70
20% €47.80

** Injuries or diseases sustained since 1 January 2012 can only result in payment where the level of disablement is at least 15%. Before then, payment could be made where the level of disablement went from 1% to 100%.

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