Death, injury or illness attributable to the performance of official duties on behalf of the United Nations.
The Organization’s policy governing compensation in the event of death, injury or illness attributable to the performance of official duties on behalf of the United Nations. Those policies are detailed in the Appendix D of the Staff Rules and Regulations (ST/SGB/2018/1), and provide procedural requirements, eligibility criteria, and timing for the filing of service-incurred claims.
Staff members should immediately report to the Security Section any critical incidents/accidents involving personnel and resulting in injury, long-term illness, or death.
Please take note of the requirement to notify the Human Resources Section in writing as soon as practicable after the incident, and the time limitations for submission of claims for compensation with supporting documentation to the Advisory Board on Compensation Claims (ABCC).
Claims under this policy should be submitted to the Human Resources Section for submission to the ABCC Secretariat within one (1) year of the date of the injury, illness, or death.
The following documentary evidence must accompany each claim:
For injury or illness claims:
- completed, signed claim form (P.290)
- description of the incident, including its date, time and location.
- medical reports relating to the service-related injury or illness being claimed
- Documentation for reimbursement of medical expenses:
(i) itemized list of the medical expenses being claimed, including the name of the medical practitioner, the date of service and the currency and amount of the bills,
(ii) (ii) originals or clear copies of the bills and proof of payment.
For death claims
(Provided by surviving spouse or the Administrative / Executive Office on behalf of dependent child(ren))
- completed claim form (P.290) or a letter in which compensation is being requested for the death of the staff member
- death certificate
- autopsy report (Autopsies should be performed in all cases of sudden death or where the cause of death cannot be readily determined.)
- marriage certificate(s)
- birth certificates of dependent children
- banking information for direct bank deposit of any benefit (form F.249 “Funds Transfer Request Form”)
- itemized invoices and receipts for funeral expenses
Appendix D – “Rules governing compensation in the event of death, injury or illness attributable to the performance of official duties on behalf of the United Nations” of ST/SGB/2018/1 is attached for your information and guidance.