There are three options available for submitting online applications to the Troubles Permanent Disablement Payment Scheme. Advice is set out below to help you decide which options best suits your requirements.
NI Identity Assurance (NIDA)
All online application options require the creation of a NIDA account before processing commences. To create a NIDA account, all you will need is a valid email address. You can create a NIDA account here.
1. Apply as the Victim
With this option, you are applying at someone whose injury/injuries, at a result of a Troubles-related incident, have led to permanent disablement. To view the application guidance notes for this flow please select the following link:
This option should be selected even if you require assistance with your application but you intend to retain ownership of your application on your NIDA account.
2. Apply on behalf of the victim as their representative
This option is suitable for applicants who, perhaps because of their age or degree of incapacity, are not able to manage their own affairs. With this option, you may appoint someone to manage the application on your behalf, for example, the parent of a minor or someone with enduring power of attorney. This option is also suitable if you would prefer a solicitor or other support service to look after the application on your behalf. You should note that the applications will be submitted through a 3rd party NIDA account, and you may not be able to view information on this account at a later date.
The relevant guidance for this route can be found at:-
3. Apply on behalf of a deceased victim (and you are the beneficiary)
This option is only to be used in instances where the individual who sustained injuries as a result of a Troubles-related incident has passed away, and you are applying to the Scheme as the beneficiary (in accordance with the legislative provisions). This option should not be used in any other circumstances.