Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Stephanie Peacock Stephanie Peacock Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has plans to extend the maximum length of monthly back-pay recipients of industrial injuries disablement benefit can receive if they are subject to an administrative error by her Department, and will she make a statement.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

If an administrative error occurs when administering Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB), then any benefit due would be paid to the relevant date, there is no specific limit or maximum for this.

There is, however, a statutory limit for the backdating of claims which is 3 months prior to the date of the claim: either date of accident or the onset of the prescribed disease. This limit applies where there has been a delay in claiming and not where an administrative error has occurred.

There are currently no plans to extend the 3 month time period for the backdating of IIDB claims.

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