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About ESIC

Employees’ state Insurance Corporation of India,  is a multidimensional social system tailored to provide socio-economic  protection to worker population and immediate dependent or family covered under the scheme.  Besides full medical care for self and dependents, that is admissible from day  one of insurable employment, the insured persons are also entitled to a variety  of case benefits in times of physical distress due to sickness, temporary or  permanent disablement etc. resulting in loss of earning capacity, the confinement  in respect of insured women, dependents of insured persons who die in industrial  accidents or because of employment injury or occupational hazard are entitled to  a monthly pension called the dependents benefit.

At an average the ESI Corporation makes 40  lac individual payments each year amounting to about Rs.300 crores through its  wide spread network of branch Offices in the implemented areas. For availing  cash benefit in different contingencies insured persons or their dependants have  to complete some minimal formalities and follow certain set procedures.  Therefore, to ensure smooth and straight flow of benefits, an attempt has been  made in the following paragraphs about the procedure to be followed by the ESI  beneficiaries for claiming the benefits as and when the need arises.