Occupational Injury Benefit Late Claims

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Claims for Occupational Injury Benefit must be made within 6 weeks of the start of your illness or incapacity.

If your application is late, we may backdate your payment if you have a good reason for the delay. We normally only backdate payment up to a maximum of six months from the date we receive your application.

However, it is possible to backdate payment for more than six months in certain exceptional circumstances.

A ‘Certificate of Incapacity for Work’  stating date illness began (and end date if you have already returned to work) and specifying the expected return to work date. If the period for backdating is longer than 26 weeks, an additional ‘Certificate of Incapacity for Work’  will be required.

Last modified:19/07/2019