2012 Volume 6 Issue 1 Pages 7-10
The Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) in the United Kingdom is a benefit for people with long-term incapacity for work. IIDB does not cover the self-employed, military personnel, or certain kinds of trainees. As for the payments of IIBD, “accidents at work”, “prescribed diseases” and “jobs” are defined by the Department for Work and Pensions in a list to assess the level of disablement from the accident or disease and determine the amount of benefits. Delivery of medical services, such as the medical treatment benefit in Japan, is not included in this scheme because most medical services are provided for in the scheme of the National Health Service (NHS). Prevention Projects, such as the Follow-up Medical Examination Benefits in Japan, are also not included. Benefits for people who have Pneumoconiosis (including asbestosis) are provided in the IIDB scheme.