Reduced Earnings Allowance

Reduced Earnings Allowance is a benefit available to those who cannot earn as much as they used to due to an industrial injury or disease which occurred before 1 October 1990.

How much can I get?

The maximum amount you can claim is £67.88 per week.

Qualifying Conditions

You must meet all these qualifying conditions in order to claim…

  • Your disability score must be more than 1%
  • You must be unable to resume the type of work you had previous to the date of the injury
  • You must be unable to obtain employment with a similar salary level you had before you were injured

If you have reached state pension age AND you do not have regular work you will instead be offered Retirement Allowance. This is paid for life, either at a rate of a quarter of what you were receiving under Reduced Earnings Allowance OR 10% of the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit 100% pension rate (whichever is the lowest).