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GAA Injury Benefit Fund
The mandatory benefit fund provides benefits to registered members playing the national games of Hurling, Gaelic Football, Handball and Rounders’ whose clubs are registered with the fund. The GAA Injury Benefit Fund is a Self-funded benefit fund funded entirely from GAA funds with no outside involvement.
The mandatory benefit fund provides benefits to registered members playing the national games of Hurling, Gaelic Football, Handball and Rounders’ whose clubs are registered with the fund.
The GAA Injury Benefit Fund is a Self-funded benefit fund funded entirely from GAA funds with no outside involvement. The GAA Injury Benefit Fund does not seek to compensate fully for Injuries sustained but to supplement other Schemes such as Personal Accident or Health Insurance.
The playing of our national games involves the risk of Injury and it is each individual registered player’s responsibility to familiarise themselves with the terms and benefits of the GAA Injury Benefit Fund. The Injury Benefit Fund only provides cover for unrecoverable losses up to the limits specified. The responsibility to ensure that adequate cover is in place lies with the individual member and members should not use the fund as their only recourse or be dependent on the fund to compensate them fully for any losses associated with the injury sustained.
Please see on the link below to the 2023 GAA Injury Benefit Fund Summary document which outlines the terms and benefits of the Fund
2023 cover is effective from June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024
Friday August 4, 2023, is the deadline date for registration and payment (reference pages 4 and 5 on the summary document for further information)
DWF Claims are the appointed claims administrators on the Fund and all claims are required to be notified within 60 days of the Injury date on the DWF Claims portal.
Please see on the left-hand side a link to the DWF Claims portal user guide. If you are having issues with the portal or require your unit’s log on details for the portal, please contact DWF Claims by email below from an official GAA email address.
You will note there is no Claim Form available online, as per the terms of the Fund since 2018 it has been mandatory for all claims to be notified online within 60 days from the date of injury. No claim form will be accepted if submitted. Please discard all previous claim forms from your club and update your club websites to remove the previous claim forms and advise your members of the notification process.
Any player seeking to benefit from the GAA Injury Benefit Fund must be a registered member of the Association on Foireann at the time of injury
Injury Fund Email Address
An Official GAA Injury Fund email address is available for all club injury fund administrators. Please note that for GDPR compliance purposes, DWF Claims will not deal with any non-GAA email addresses. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org should your club require an email address.
GAA Injury Fund Claims Handlers
DWF Claims – InjuryFundGAA@DWFClaims.com – 01 790 9455
For further information on the GAA Player Injury Fund, please contact the Injury Fund team in Croke Park:
GAA Injury Fund Manager
Ciara Clarke – email@example.com
See links to relevant documentation below