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Welfare benefits when living with a lung condition

Work-related compensation

If your condition is caused by work that you do or have done, you could be entitled to compensation. 

Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB)

You might get IIDB if you’re ill or disabled as a result of a condition or injury caused by your work, for example, asbestosis.

You must have done certain types of work to be eligible. The amount you can get depends on how serious your disability or injury is. But you can’t claim if you were self-employed.

IIDB is non-means-tested and non-contributory.

Read more about IIDB on the government website 

Asbestos-related compensation

Detailed information about compensation if you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition is in our:

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Last medically reviewed: November 2021. Due for review: November 2022

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.