Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit in 2022: an overview
8 December 2022 by Robin - 8 minutes of reading time
What is Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit, how much will I be paid, am I eligible? If your health was impacted because of your work, you could be eligible to receive this benefit. Then, you may receive certain amounts depending on your level of disability. Your Benefits will tell you everything you need to know about Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
What is Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is a benefit paid to those ill or disabled because of their activity either at work or on an approved employment training scheme or course.
As said above, IIDB can be claimed if you were injured or ill because of your work activity. Note that you may not claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefitif you were self-employed at the time of the injury.
For accidents, you may qualify if you were employed at the time of the accident or event. Otherwise, you qualify if you were present on an approved employment training or course at the time of the accident or event occurring.
If this is not the case, you may qualify for IIDB if the accident or event occurred in England, Scotland or Wales. However, exceptions may apply depending on your specific location. Indeed, you may ask your IIDB centre about it.
How much is Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?
What you will be paid depends on the level of your disability or illness. Indeed, your level of disability will be determined by a ‘medical advisor’, with a scale of 0 to 100%.
The table below will give you an idea of how much you will be able to receive, depending on your condition. Note that this is only a guide, to give you an idea of the possible amounts:
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit amount per percentage of assessed disability in 2022
Percentage of assessed disability
Qualifying illness and disability for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
For illness and diseases, you may claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit in 2022 if you were employed or on an approved employment training scheme or course, which caused your illness. You may receive the benefit if you suffer from more than 70 diseases. These include, but are not limited to:
Prescribed disease A11 (also known as vibration white finger);
Osteoarthritis of the knee (for coal miners);
Pneumoconiosis (this includes silicosis and asbestosis);
Chronic bronchitis or emphysema (known also as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)).
If you have an asbestos-related disease, you are also likely to be eligible for IIDB. This includes:
Unilateral or bilateral diffuse pleural thickening;
Primary carcinoma of the lung without asbestosis, but where there was extensive occupational exposure to asbestos in specified locations;
Primary carcinoma of the lung with asbestosis;
Like for injuries, you may get an extensive list of eligible illnesses from your regional Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit centre. Indeed, there are 3: the Barrow IIDB Centre (0800 121 8379), the Barnsley IIDB Centre (0800 121 8379) and the Bradford IIDB Centre (0800 121 8379).
How to claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
You may only apply to Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit by post in 2022. Moreover, you will need to fill and post the appropriate form, and all forms inform you on how to fill them, and where to send them.
In the case of an accident that was caused because of your work, you may use form BI100A. However, in the case of a disease that was caused by your work, you may use form BI100PD. Furthermore, for other situations, you can use other forms.
If you are unable to print the necessary form, you may also request it, which you can do by contacting the Barnsley Injuries Disablement Benefit Centre. Then, they will send you one if you call them on 0800 121 8379.
Additionally, you may also ask for your form to be sent in alternative formats like braille, large print, or audio CD. Indeed, you can get this by contacting Barnsley Injuries Disablement Benefit Centre.
Your IIDB payments might eventually be reviewed. Because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), they will be extended for 6 months with no input from you necessary. Additionally, you will not have to pay back any Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit you receive because of it.
Furthermore, if your payments are extended, the Department of Work and Pensions will let you know. Finally, if your received payment was your final one, and they are for a limited time, you will not benefit from an extension.
I sent my form, what now?
You will be contacted by the Centre for Health and Disability Assessment (CHDA) if your application for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit in 2022 requires a face-to-face medical assessment. Then, you will be told what to expect from the appointment. Generally, you will follow coronavirus guidelines.
Furthermore, you are automatically exempt from requiring a face-to-face assessment if you are terminally ill. Additionally, this also applies if you have one of the following diseases:
Primary carcinoma of the bronchus or lung following exposure to arsenic;
Primary carcinoma of the bronchus or lung following exposure to Nickel or Nickel compounds;
Primary carcinoma of the lung where there is evidence of asbestosis;
Primary carcinoma of the lung by exposure of asbestos;
Angiosarcoma of the liver from exposure to vinyl chloride monomer;
Primary carcinoma of the lung via tin, other specified chemicals or through work with coke ovens;
Primary carcinoma of the lung, with accompanying silicosis.
Because of coronavirus, there might be delays to your claim. However, your Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit will be dated back to the date when the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) received your application.
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit change of circumstance
Either you or the person claiming IIDBon your behalf must inform of any changes in your circumstance or personal details. Indeed, the office to inform is the one that you receive your payments from. Furthermore, you must tell them straight away if any of the following happens to you:
The condition you are receiving benefits for gets worse;
Your name or gender changes;
You are incarcerated;
You form a civil partnership or get married;
Your address changes;
You leave the country;
Your immigration status changes (if you are not a British citizen).
You must report a change in circumstances as soon as you can, and accurately. In fact, failure to report a change or give false information may result in having to pay a fine or be taken to court.
Because of the coronavirus, there might be a delay in the assessment of the changes in your circumstances. However, if there are changes to your payments, they will be dated back to the day of you reporting the changes.
Could I get other benefits with Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit?
If you receive Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit in 2022 for your illness or injury, you might also be entitled to other benefits.
For example, you can apply for Constant Attendance Allowance if two conditions apply. Indeed, your disability is measured at 100% and you require to be taken care of daily. Then, you could get IIDB and this benefit.
The rate of Constant Attendance Allowance you receive depends on how much needs you’re assessed to require. In fact, you may earn Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance with this benefit.
If you already receive the top 2 Constant Attendance Allowance rates and need permanent, constant care, you may be eligible for Exceptionally Severe Allowance. Then, you will receive £73.20 on top of your Constant Attendance Allowance payments.
What is Reduced Earnings Allowance (REA)?
A benefit you could get is the Reduced Earnings Allowance (REA). In fact, you may be eligible for REA if both of the following apply to your situation:
You had an accident or disease because of work, and cannot do it anymore or any other work with similar pay;
Your injury or disability began before 1 October 1990.
What is Pneumoconiosis Etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979?
You could also be eligible for Pneumoconiosis Etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979. You may receive a lump sum from Jobcentre Plus if you have one of the following illness:
Bilateral diffuse pleural thickening;
Primary carcinoma of the lung when accompanied by asbestosis or bilateral diffuse pleural thickening.
Will Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit impact other benefits?
If you receive one of the following, you can still receive Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit in 2022:
Contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA);
Robin is a writer for Your Benefits, writing about aids that people may be entitled to. He is currently working on his Master in journalism at the Institut Supérieur de Formation au Journalisme in Lille.