Overview

An Injury Benefit may be awarded to a person registered under the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.) and who suffers from personal injury caused by an accident arising out of or in the course of his employment or self-occupation. A person who has developed a disease (occupational disease) may be entitled to an Injury/Industrial Disease Benefit.

What you'll get

The Injury Benefit is paid on a weekly basis.

The first payment is not issued until the applicant has been examined by the Medical Board, appointed in accordance to the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.), unless the person returns to work prior to 10 days after the caused injury.

If a person has suffered a permanent disability due to injury incurred and after 12 months of being in receipt of an Injury Benefit, s/he may apply for an Injury Grant/Pension by making a written request accompanied by a detailed, medical report issued by a specialist. In the report, the specialist will need to list the severity of the disability. The case will then be reviewed by a Medical Board, appointed in accordance to the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.), which will decide upon the case and the total permanent percentage disability.

If a person is certified by the Medical Board, appointed in accordance to the Social Security Act (Cap. 318.), as being still unfit for work and a year has elapsed from the date of injury, accordingly he is required to submit a weekly medical certificate to be awarded Sickness Benefit.

A Self-Occupied person will be awarded Social Security Contribution Credits when he is in receipt of Injury Benefit.

Please click here for a Schedule of Benefit Rates.

Eligibility

General eligibility criteria:

  • It must be established that the percentage disablement suffered by claimant has developed as a direct result of a previously claimed and accepted injury or disease arising out of, or in the course of his/her employment or self-occupation
  • As from January 2022 a person receiving an Injury Pension and is in employment, will be entitled to a full rate of Sickness Benefit, Unemployment Benefit or Injury Benefit.

How to apply

Fill in the online form and submit.

The application and required documentation for the Injury Benefit are to reach the Department of Social Security within 10 days from date of injury.
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