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Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Dupuytren's Contracture

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th April 2019.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if the Minister will take steps to ensure that no recipient will be financially disadvantaged by the delay to including Dupuytren's Contracture in the list of prescribed diseases for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit by April 2019.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The usual Departmental rules will apply in relation to backdating and posthumous claims, which means that claims may be backdated by up to three months from the date of claim, provided relevant evidence is available. Posthumous claims can be made within twelve months of the date of death. However, benefit cannot be paid in respect of a period prior to the date the disease is legally added to the schedule of prescribed diseases.

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