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Government Of Ireland Injury Benefit Scheme :

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

It is a payment made to you if you are unfit for work due to:
** An accident at work
** An accident while travelling (on a continuous journey) to or from work
** A disease that you contract in the course of your employment or due to the work you do, known as an occupational disease

Related / Similar Status : Government Of Ireland Insolvency Payments Scheme

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How To Qualify For Injury Benefit Scheme?

** To qualify, you must be unfit for work for more than three days (excluding Sundays or paid holiday leave).
** When the accident happened, or the occupational disease was contracted, you must have been employed under any of the contracts of service or apprenticeships that are insurable at social insurance (PRSI) classes A, D, J or M.
** However, even if you are unfit for work for three days or less you can still register a claim as evidence that an occupational accident occurred.
** This safeguards your future rights to benefit under the Occupational Injuries Benefit Scheme because an illness or disablement can develop at a later date.

How To Apply For Injury Benefit Scheme?

** You should apply for Injury Benefit within 6 weeks of becoming ill, otherwise you may lose this benefit.
** Claims for Injury Benefit are normally made on form IB1 (application form for Illness Benefit and Injury Benefit) and accompanying ‘Certificate of Incapacity for Work’ which you get can from your doctor.
** A ‘Certificate of Incapacity for Work’ can be provided in paper form (purple coloured certificate) or, in some practices, this can be completed and submitted online by the doctor.
** Where the doctor has completed an ‘Online Certificate of Incapacity for Work’, the doctor will provide the customer with a receipt for your own/employer’s records.
** Your last ‘Certificate of Incapacity for Work’ should be marked as final by your doctor before you go back to work.
** If it is not, you should notify the department by email at ClosemyIBclaim [AT] or using the phone numbers at this page.
** The claim form and ‘Certificate of Incapacity for Work’ (if ‘Online Certificate of Incapacity for Work’ has not been submitted by a doctor) should be submitted to:

Department of Social Protection, PO Box 1650, Dublin 1.
Email: illnessbenefit [AT]
Phone number: (01) 704 3300

Injury Benefit Scheme Rate Of Payment

Weekly rate
Personal rate €208.00
Increase for a qualified adult €138.00
Increase for a qualified child Under 12 Over 12
Full-rate €40.00 €48.00
Half-rate €20.00 €24.00

Qualified adult means that your spouse’s or partner’s income is below a certain level and you receive an increase in your payment for them.

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