Temporary Injury Allowance (TIA)
Important changes to injury benefits have taken place with effect from 1 April 2015. A summary of the changes can be found on Factsheet Injury Benefit Scheme 2015.
Temporary Injury Allowance (TIA) claims made on or after 1 April 2015 will be managed and administered by employers via Terms and Conditions of employment.
Employees who are on authorised absence with reduced pay or no pay because of an injury or disease wholly or mainly attributable to their employment may qualify to apply to their employer for the payment of a TIA. Applications for a TIA should be made by the employee to their line manager. Further information can be obtained from the Office of Human Resources (OHR) website at OHR Occupational Health.
About Temporary Injury Award (TIA)
- TIA tops up the employee’s income to 85% of the average they were getting before their pay was reduced as a result of the injury or disease.
- TIA is paid for a maximum of 12 months.
- It is not payable if the employee’s income is more than 85% of their average pay, and it stops when they return to work or leave employment.
- To qualify for TIA, an employee covered by the Scheme must be on leave of absence and be suffering a reduction in their pay as a result of an injury or disease that is wholly or mainly attributable to their actual duties.