Benefits

 

 

  • You or your dependants may be entitled to a lump sum payment from the government under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 or the 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma scheme.

 

  • If you develop mesothelioma through coming into contact with asbestos as a result of paid employment, you may be entitled to Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (even if you are now retired).

 

  • If you were exposed to asbestos while you were serving in the armed forces rather than in other employment, you can make a claim for a war disablement pension from the Veterans Agency.

 

  • If you need help with personal care or have difficulty getting around because of your illness, you may be entitled to claim Disability Living Allowance if you are under the age of 65 when you claim.

 

  • If you are over 65 and need help with personal care because of your illness, you can claim Attendance Allowance.

 

  • If someone is in receipt of Attendance Allowance or certain rates of Disability Living Allowance and has someone helping to look after them for 35 hours or more a week, then that person may be entitled to claim Carer’s Allowance.



 

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