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Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit - How much Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) will I get?

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) is for people who are disabled because of an accident at work, or who have certain diseases caused by their work (but not if this is self-employment) IIDB is a no fault scheme paid by Department for Work and Pensions.

How much Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) will I get?

The amount depends on the extent of your disability and your age. For example, if you are assessed as 100% disabled, you would get £182.90 a week .

Depending on the extent of your disability, you can be paid IIDB:

  • For a fixed period

  • For life.

You must usually be assessed as having at least 14% disablement to get benefit, although there are exceptions to this. Disablement of 14-19% is rounded up to 20% for payment purposes.

For the current rates of Disablement Benefit, see the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit section on the Gov.UK website.

IIDB will be taken into account as income if you receive a means-tested benefit, such as income-related Employment and Support Allowance, Pension Credit or Housing Benefit.

Updated: April 2021

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