Illness Claim forms (non-covid)
To claim illness benefit from the DEASP (department of social protection) you need to submit two things:
1) a Med1 cert, which we will electronically submit on your behalf
2) an IB1 which you need to fill in and send back to the DEASP. There are 2 ways to do this:
a) Online: https://services.mywelfare.ie/en/topics/health-disability-illness/illness-benefit/
b) Paper form: Phone 1890 800 024, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call into our office to get a blank IB1. (note that the DEASP have advised they cannot accept photocopied IB1 forms - you must use an original). The address for the IB1 form is: FREEPOST, Social Welfare Services, PO box 1650, Dublin 1.
You must submit a new IB1 at the start of each new illness. You do not need to to it again if your cert is a continuation of a previous.
You may wish to advise your employer to allow adjustment in payroll if needed.