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Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

What is it?

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is payable to someone who has suffered a loss of faculty because of an accident at work or a prescribed disease caused by their work.

Basic qualifying condition

You cannot claim IIDB because of accidents suffered or diseases contracted while you were self employed, or as a member of HM Forces.

You must have been employed at the time of the accident by an employer who paid you wages or a salary. The injury must be the result of an accident at work after 4 July 1948 which happened in the Isle of Man, or the United Kingdom, or a country with a reciprocal agreement covering industrial injuries, or anywhere abroad if payment of class 1 or special class 2 NI contributions for volunteer development workers are being made.

You must be assessed by a medical examination to have a disability over 14%. A medical board assesses the percentage of disablement and how long it will last.

You must be ordinarily resident in the Island and must be physically present on the Island at the time of claim.

How much could I get and how am I paid?

You can be paid weekly by orders which you can cash at a Post Office or you can have it paid direct into your bank or building society account every 4 weeks.

It may affect the amount of any other income related benefits in payment and can be paid in addition to a War Disablement Pension, though again it may affect the amount payable.

How and when should I apply?

A claim form can be requested and returned to the General Benefits Section:

Incapacity Benefits Section

Social Security Division

Markwell House

Market Street



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Tel: +44 1624 685103

You can claim at any time after being disabled by an accident or after the onset of the disease.

If your accident happened or your disease began outside the Isle of Man, you may still be entitled to the benefit because certain countries (including the United Kingdom) have Reciprocal Agreements with the Island.

If you would like further information on IIDB, please see downloadable documents.

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