Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) can be claimed when a disease such as mesothelioma, diffuse pleural thickening or asbestosis, amongst others, has been caused by work.

Who can claim?

A person exposed to asbestos in the workplace on or after 5th July 1948. The employment must have been in the UK and the person must have been liable to pay income tax.

How much will I receive?

The amount you receive depends on your age and how much your disease affects or disables you. You will be assessed by a doctor who will decide on the severity of your disability due to your disease.

Here is a guide as to the amount you may receive:

Assessed level of disablement

Weekly amount




















Please note this is only to be used as a guide and awards may vary.

Please be aware that there are time limits for submitting applications. If you would like to know more please contact us on 0800 038 6767. We’d be more than happy to help guide you through the applications.

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