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Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Environment and Sustainable Development

Compensation to insured workers

Industrial Injury Benefits

 

Industrial Injury Allowance

ELIGIBILITY

Payable to an employee who has suffered an industrial injury resulting in a total temporary incapacity, subject to medical evidence.

AMOUNT PAYABLE

1. Full remuneration by employer for first two weeks of total temporary incapacity.
2. 80 % of insurable wages by NPF as from the third week of incapacity.

DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED

(i) Birth Certificate
(ii) National Identity Card
(iii) Medical Certificates/Evidence

APPLICATION

Application may be made at the local office nearest the applicant's locality.

 

Disablement Pension

ELIGIBILITY

Payable to an employee who has suffered an industrial injury resulting in a permanent incapacity (partial or total).

AMOUNT PAYABLE

(a) Where the permanent incapacity is to the extent of 100 %, the monthly pension is equivalent to 80 % of the insurable wages.
(b) Where the permanent incapacity ranges from 1 % to less than 100 %, the monthly pension is :-
65 % x monthly insurable wages at time of accident x degree of incapacity
There is an option for a lumpsum payment where the degree of disability is less than 20% (or is 100% and the employee's age is 52 years or more). The lump sum is computed as follows :-
degree of disability x annual average earnings x 8

DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED

(i) Birth Certificate
(ii) National Identity Card
(iii) Medical Certificates/Evidences
(iv) Bank Account Number and Name of Bank

APPLICATION

Application may be made at the local office nearest the applicant's locality.

 

Constant Attendance Allowance
A constant attendance allowance is payable to an employee who suffers from a total temporary incapacity or a 100% disability and who requires the constant attendance of another person subject to medical recommendation. The present monthly allowance is Rs 379.

OTHER ALLOWANCES

A beneficiary of Industrial Injury Allowance or Disablement Benefit also qualifies for refund of travelling fares (bus fares or taxi fares) for expenses incurred for following treatment at a medical institution.
To qualify for taxi fares, the beneficiary should be medically certified not to be able to travel by bus.

ARTIFICIAL AIDS :- e.g. spectacles, dentures, orthopaedic appliances etc.

A sufficient amount to cover a reasonable cost of the artificial aids, their maintenance and renewal.

CLINICAL EXPENSES

Where urgent medical treatment in a private clinic is necessary, a reasonable sum not exceeding Rs 4000 is payable.

 


Survivor's Pension (Industrial Accident)

ELIGIBILITY

(i) Payable to the widow of an insured worker who died as a result of an industrial accident
(ii) A Widower Survivor's Pension is payable only where the husband suffers from a permanent incapacity of at least 60 per cent

AMOUNT PAYABLE

50 per cent of the insurable salary of the deceased worker.

DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED

(i) Birth Certificate
(ii) National Identity Card
(iii) Marriage Certificate
(iv) Death Certificate of Spouse
(v) Bank Account Number and Name of Bank

APPLICATION

Application forms may be obtained or a claim may be registered at the local office nearest the applicant's locality.

 

Dependant's Pension (Industrial Accident)

ELIGIBILITY

Payable to a close relative who wholely or partially was dependent on the deceased employee in case the latter leaves no surviving spouse.

AMOUNT PAYABLE

Rs 379 (income not to exceed the current rate of BRP).

DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED

(i) Birth Certificate
(ii) National Identity Card
(iii) Death Certificate of the deceased employee
(iv) Bank account number

APPLICATION

Application forms may be obtained or a claim may be registered at the local office nearest the applicant's locality.

 

Orphan's Industrial Injury Allowance(Industrial Accident)

ELIGIBILITY

Payable to orphans whose parents die after an industrial accident.

AMOUNT PAYABLE

7.5 per cent of the insurable salary of any of the deceased parent.

DOCUMENTS TO BE PRODUCED

(i) Birth Certificate
(ii) National Identity Card
(iii) Death Certificate of parents

APPLICATION

Application forms may be obtained or a claim may be registered at the local office nearest the applicant's locality.

 


 

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