Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
If you’re ill or disabled because of an accident at work, or a disease caused by certain types of work, you may be able to claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
The amount you may get depends on your individual circumstances.
You can claim the benefit if you were employed in a job that caused your disease. Relevant health conditions include pneumoconiosis, diffuse mesothelioma and lung cancer. You can’t claim this benefit if you were self-employed.
There are also two lump-sum payment schemes for people who suffer from certain dust-related injuries, such as mesothelioma.
If you have mesothelioma that wasn’t caused by work, you may still be eligible for a payment.
How can I claim?
Download a claim form or contact a regional Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit delivery centre through Jobcentre Plus.
In Northern Ireland
Contact your local Social Security office or Jobs and Benefits office for a claim form or visit nidirect.gov