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2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme: information for personal injury claims managers

Information for personal injury claims managers about the 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme and the recovery of lump sum payments.

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The 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme enables DWP to make lump sum payments to people suffering from diffuse mesothelioma, if they were exposed to asbestos in the UK.

The 2008 scheme operates alongside the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979, which also pays lump sum payments to sufferers of various dust related diseases.

Lump sum payment recoveries

Lump sums paid under the 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme and the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 are recoverable under the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997.

Recovery is made from all compensation claims settled on or after 1 October 2008 regardless of when the lump sum payment was made.

Recovery data

We publish recovery data for the 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme.

Information for claimants

Find out how to get a diffuse mesothelioma payment.

Published 1 May 2013
Last updated 19 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated the contact details for policy queries and updated the links to further guidance.
  2. First published.