Brexit Illness Invalidity and Occupational Injury Benefits FAQs


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I am an Irish or a British citizen, living in Ireland and receive an Illness, Invalidity or occupational injury benefits payment from the UK or I live in the UK and receive one of the equivalent benefits from Ireland.  What will happen after Brexit?
You will continue to receive your benefits, as before.  
 
I am from the UK, but I live and have worked in Ireland for a number of years. I have recently become ill and plan to return to the UK to recuperate. Where should I apply for illness benefit?
As you were working in Ireland before you became ill, you should apply in Ireland for your illness benefit, and provide information on your plans to return to the UK. Your illness benefit from Ireland can then be paid to you while you recuperate in the UK.
 
I am an Irish or a British citizen, living in Ireland and worked in the UK, until I became ill. I will not be able to return to work in the future. Where should I make a claim for invalidity benefit?
As you last worked in the UK before you became ill, the UK is responsible for paying your invalidity benefit (or equivalent UK payment). You should apply for invalidity benefit in the UK. This can then be paid to you in Ireland.
 
I am an Irish or a British citizen, and live in Ireland, and have worked in Ireland and more recently in the UK in the same occupation. I have developed a disease as a result of my occupation. Where should I make a claim for occupational injury benefit (or equivalent UK payment)?
Although you worked in both Ireland and the UK in the same occupation and developed a disease as a result of this occupation, you should apply to the UK for occupational injury benefit (or the equivalent UK payment) as this is where you last worked. The payment from the UK can be paid to you in Ireland.
 
 
 
Last modified:27/08/2019