Incapacity Supplement can be paid as a supplement to people getting Disablement Benefit. It is paid to people who are permanently incapable of work because of an accident or disease suffered at work. It is only paid to those who do not qualify for certain other social welfare payment.
This supplement is not means-tested. You may be entitled to claim an increase for a qualified adult, if you have a spouse, civil partner or cohabitant and an increase for a qualified child who normally lives with you.
Incapacity Supplement weekly rates are as follows:
|Incapacity Supplement by categories||Weekly rates|
|Under 66 years of age||€203.00|
|66 years of age and over||€222.30|
|80 years of age and over||€232.30|
|Increase for a qualified adult aged under 66 years||€134.70|
|Increase for a qualified adult aged 66 years and over||€147.50|
|Increase for a qualified child||Under 12||Over 12|
If you already receive Disablement Benefit, you can become eligible for Incapacity Supplement.
The deciding officer will then assess if you are incapable of work due to an injury or illness you suffered as a result of your previous job. This involves a medical report.
If you don't receive any other social welfare payments, the deciding officer will arrange for a claim form for Incapacity payment to be sent to you to begin your application process.
Application form for Disablement Benefit and/or Incapacity Supplement under the Occupational Injuries Scheme OB21.Download
Return your completed application form with the relevant supporting documents to:
Operational guidelines describe the processes and procedures that staff in the department follow when carrying out their work.