Government Benefits

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

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Miss H

Daughter of former GPO/BT employee