Most people diagnosed with mesothelioma will be able to claim
welfare benefit of one sort or another.
We always recommend that if financial support is due then you
should claim as your right, you and your dependants are likely to need all the financial support you can get.
Recently the Royal British Legion successfully campaigned to help military personnel who were previously unable to claim compensation due to 'crown immunity'; find out more from the link below.
Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
This type of benefit is available to those who have suffered asbestos related disease because of their work however the benefit is for only the prescribed conditions:
Asbestos Related Lung Cancer
The qualifications and benefits for IIDB are subject to change so we suggest you visit the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits website to get up to date information.
If you apply for IIDB and are turned down you can apply to your local JobCentre Plus office,
alternatively we could assist you with the application.