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Public Sector Injury Benefit Scheme

The Public Sector Injury Benefits Scheme 2015  

The Public Sector Injury Benefits Scheme 2015 was introduced on the 1 April 2015, to provide an annual allowance to a majority of public sector employees (not including Teachers or Police or Judicial) who have suffered a permanent loss of earning ability as the result of an illness or injury that is wholly or mainly attributable to their public sector employment.

This Injury Benefits Scheme applies only to those employees who apply for an injury benefits on or after 1 April 2015. Important changes to injury benefits have taken place with effect from 1 April 2015. A summary of the changes can be found in our Factsheet  Injury Benefit Scheme 2015.

More information on how you can claim an income 'top-up' for an injury or condition caused by your public sector employment, what the regulations are governing the benefits, or about death benefits that may be payable to dependents, can be found in the Public Sector Injury Benefit Guide.

Appeals

The criteria for payment of an injury benefits from this scheme are strict. The PSPA will reject claims where the criteria is not met. In its determination, the PSPA will explain to you which elements of the scheme’s criteria are not been met and point to the medical evidence and reports that it is relying on.  You can appeal in writing against the PSPA’s determination. It is important to note that the burden of proof rests with the members and as such it is your responsibility to gather all the medical evidence you believe will be relevant to support your appeal.

Please refer to the PSPA’s Appeals Process: Ill Health Retirement and Injury Benefits, for more information on how and by when you should do this.

Number of appeal and time limits: It is possible to appeal twice through this resolution procedure. However, if you believe your case has been mishandled you can refer it to the Isle of Man Pensions Ombudsman. Appeals are time bound, so please check the guide to ensure you make your appeal within the time limits.

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