If you or your loved one is suffering from an asbestos condition a claim for government benefits may be made.
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
This is a weekly payment that increases dependant upon the level of disability suffered. It can be claimed for many work related injuries including asbestos diseases but if you are in receipt of other benefits such as pension credit you should check that claiming this will not stop you receiving your other benefits. If you have any questions please contact us on 0800 294 3065
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Industrial Injury Benefits
1979 Pneumoconiosis Act
This is a one off lump sum payment that can be claimed by a sufferer suffering from a condition caused by exposure to dust whilst they were at work. To claim this benefit the suffer must not have yet issued court proceedings against the former employer. If compensation is later received as a result of a legal claim the compensation might be reduced by the amount already received. If you have any questions please contact us on 0800 294 3065
More information can be found at Tax and Benefits
2008 Mesothelioma Scheme
This is a one off lump sum payment that can be claimed if the suffer cannot make a claim under the 1979 Pneumoconiosis Act because he/she was not exposed during his/her employment. It covers sufferers who were exposed to asbestos dust through washing clothes, living near an asbestos factory or self-employed. If you have any questions please contact us on 0800 294 3065
More information on this benefit can be found at Benefits and Support
Constant Attendance Allowance
If you receive Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit or a War Disablement Pension and you need care on a daily basis you may be entitled to Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA). This is a weekly payment that increases the more help you need. If you have any questions please contact us on 0800 294 3065.
More information can be found at Benefits and Support
WE Solicitors work with local support groups to assist you in making the benefits advice who will come to your home and complete the forms with you and your family. If your area does not have an asbestos support group then we will assist you with the forms and submit them on your behalf.