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However, in other countries, this aspect has been taken into account in medical certification process--e.g., in Great Britain, coal workers with at least 20 years of underground exposure have been eligible for compensation under the Department for Work and Pensions IIDB scheme since 1993 .
Men who worked in the coal industry who feel they may be eligible to make a claim, but need further advice, can ring the Yorkshire and Humber regional IIDB Delivery Centre on 0845 758 5433.
First of all, it raises the point that the payment of IIDB could impact on any other benefit payments leaving recipients financially worse off.
The effects of this change to the IIDB scheme is entirely in line with changes that have taken place over many decades and it is only right this help should be available to those who are suffering from this painful condition following years of hard work.
Claims for IIDB can be made directly to Jobcentre Plus free of charge.
The IIDB sites have very experienced staff and will be able to help with any inquiries that people may have about claiming IIDB.
A significant increase on hybrid fibers of IC, IIAD and IIDB types could be noticed (Fig.
For example, employers are primary stakeholders under ELCI and WCBs, but secondary under IIDB (see panel 1).
This is the telephone number for the IIDB office which will deal with claims from your area..
Its consultation paper hinted IIDB could be swallowed up within controversial changes to incapacity benefit (IB) requiring claimants to draw up "action plans" to find jobs.
The judgment paves the way for more than 20,000 former miners and many thousands more who worked in the steel, shipbuilding and other heavy industries to claim IIDB.
Earlier this month the miners' union Nacods secured a ruling from the High Court in London that the Department for Work and Pensions had acted unlawfully by relying on a rudimentary cold water test when assessing hundreds of its members for industrial injuries disablement benefit (IIDB).
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