Occupational Injury Benefit Late Claims SW101(A)

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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  MED1 certificate 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 MED1 will be required

Last modified:23/05/2019