Backdating incapacity

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The Rehabilitation Case Manager at the employee's employer is the best person to talk to, or the medical practitioner can tick the box on the Certificate of Capacity indicating a return to work case conference is required.

This would be for the period between when you want your award of Housing Benefit to start and when you actually make your claim.To ensure that determinations are made in the timeliest way, the Certificate of Capacity needs to include: If the Certificate of Capacity attached does not state the diagnosis or description of the condition and does not state the cause of the condition, Comcare will not be able to assess the claim until this is received and will advise employees to obtain this information.Please note the cause of the condition is not required for psychological injury claims as further medical evidence will be sought.He or she may also be interviewed at home or be required to attend at a local office of the Department for interview.Under EU Regulations and bilateral agreement legislation governing social welfare payments, a claim made in any State covered by the legislation (a relevant State) may be regarded as a claim for a similar type of payment in Ireland.

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