If you are applying for Injury Benefit and getting
- Widow’s or Widower’s (Contributory) Pension,
- Deserted Wife’s Benefit , or
- One-Parent Family Payment,
you may get
half the personal rate of Injury Benefit. You cannot get an increase for (a) qualified child(ren). If you are getting a
reduced rate of any of the above payments, you may get more than half the personal rate of Injury Benefit.
If you are getting Disablement Benefit in respect of a previous accident or prescribed disease, Injury Benefit can be paid in respect of a later accident or prescribed disease.
If you are getting Blind Pension, you may also get Injury Benefit if you are ill and incapable of work and you satisfy the PRSI conditions.
Special Arrangements for Carer’s Allowance
Since 27 September 2007, if you are getting Injury Benefit and you satisfy the conditions for
Carer’s Allowance , you may get half the personal rate of
Carer’s Allowance along with your Injury Benefit payment.
It may also be possible for you to receive an Increase for a Qualified Adult for someone on your Injury Benefit claim while they receive a half rate
Carer’s Allowance for caring for you or someone else.
If you are applying for Injury Benefit and you are in receipt of
Carer’s Allowance, you may be able to retain half your Carer’s payment while receiving Injury Benefit.
Log on to
'www.welfare.ie' for more information.