Benefits for people with health conditions


Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is for people who are disabled by, or become ill due to, an accident or disease at work or on an approved course or training scheme. The scheme covers over 70 diseases.

Making a claim

You must meet the Eligibility criteria to make a claim.

You cannot claim IIDB if you were self-employed at the time the accident or disease happened. For more information visit GOV.UK.

Most claimants who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited to a medical assessment.
You must be assessed as at least 14% disabled before you receive a payment.

How much you receive

The amount you receive depends on the assessed level of disablement.

IIDB is a means-tested benefit, so it will impact on other entitlements such as:

  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • tax credits
  • income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • Pension Credit

After you get your decision

If you receive an award then this could lead to other entitlements, such as Constant Attendance Allowance.

An IIDB award could also protect your household from the benefit cap.

If you disagree with an IIDB decision you can request a Mandatory Reconsideration. Following this you have the right to appeal the decision.

Local support

Contact welfare rights if you need help with an IIDB application or would like to discuss a recent decision.