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Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme

Am I eligible to apply?

These questions relate to the individual suffering with Diffuse Mesothelioma. If you are applying on behalf of or as a dependant of a sufferer, please answer these questions as though you are the person with Diffuse Mesothelioma.

Have you been diagnosed with Diffuse Mesothelioma? (If you are unsure, contact your health care professional and ask them.)

Was your diagnosis on or after 25th July 2012?

Was your Diffuse Mesothelioma caused by your exposure to asbestos during your employment?

Are you able to establish that this exposure to asbestos was as a result of negligence or breach of statutory duty on the part of your employer or one of your employers?

Are you unable to trace all the employers who exposed you to asbestos?

Are you unable to trace your employers’ Employers’ Liability insurers?

You have not made any claim for Diffuse Mesothelioma from an employer, insurer, the DMPS or anyone else*?

* This does not include a payment under the Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 or the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 or social security benefits.

You have not received compensation or a specified payment in respect of Diffuse Mesothelioma and are not eligible to receive a specified payment?*

* This does not include a payment under the Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 or the Child Maintenance and Other Payments Act 2008 or social security benefits.

If you have responded Yes to each question you may be eligible to apply to the scheme.

Please complete and submit the application form and we will consider your application. (We highly recommend that you read through tabs “General Advice and Glossary” and “Questions and Answers” prior to starting your application as the information included in these should greatly assist you.)