Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits: technical guidance

Find out what Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits are, how they are worked out, the eligibility rules and how to apply.


The Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits technical guidance (DB1) is intended for use by professional and voluntary advisers, and by members of the public who want more information. It explains who is entitled to, how to claim and how DWP work out:

  • Industrial Injuries Scheme
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • industrial accidents
  • prescribed diseases
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Exceptionally Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Reduced Earnings Allowance
  • Retirement Allowance
  • Unemployability Supplement
  • additional payment for people whose employer has gone out of business
  • simplification changes under the Welfare Reform Act 2012