How to claim
Check your eligibility.
To be eligible for the benefit, you must be suffering from a “prescribed industrial disease”. The BI100PD list, which you can access via the www.gov.uk website or from the Barnsley Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit office, lists over 70 of these diseases. The disease must have developed either at work or whilst on an approved employment training scheme or course, and in England, Scotland, or Wales.
Fill in the form.
The form that you need is called “BI100PD Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit for a prescribed industrial disease”. It can be found on the www.gov.uk website or you can get it from the Barnsley Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit office. Don’t forget that if you are suffering from occupational deafness, you must fill in a separate form called the “BI100D Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit for occupational deafness”.
Submit your claim.
After you have completed and signed the form, post it to the Barnsley IIDB Centre, Mail Handling Site A, Wolverhampton, WV98 1SY. Depending on which industrial disease you are suffering from, the Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CHDA) may contact you for a face-to-face medical examination.