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 disease caused by your work.

You must have done certain types of work to be eligible. The amount you can get depends on how serious your disability 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:

Download our welfare benefits information (PDF, 119KB)

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