Illness Benefit - SW119


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You may continue to get Illness Benefit from this Department if you are going to live in another country covered by EU Regulations ( see section 4 for the list of countries covered by these Regulations).

Going to another country covered by EU Regulations

If you get Illness Benefit from this Department and you intend to move to another country covered by EU Regulations, you must tell us in advance. If you don't tell us, you may lose some payment or your payment may be delayed.

If you live in Ireland and receive benefit from another country covered by EU Regulations, you must tell the relevant authority in the country that pays you if you move abroad.

If you go to live in another country covered by EU Regulations and become ill, you may apply for Illness Benefit from Ireland if you paid your last insurance contribution in Ireland or if you got Jobseeker's Benefit from Ireland before going abroad.

To apply for Illness Benefit from Ireland, send your medical certificates and application form to the relevant authority in the country where you live and they will send them to this Department.

Going to another country not covered by EU Regulations

Illness Benefit is not paid if you decide to live in a country not covered by EU Regulations. However, if you go to a country not covered by EU Regulations, to get approved treatment for your illness or injury, your payment will stop while you are away and resume when you return.

Before leaving you must tell us:

  • when you are leaving,
  • where you are going,
  • when you are due to return.

On your return you must provide medical documentation regarding the treatment.

Last modified:07/09/2016
 

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