The amount of compensation paid out to certain Mesothelioma victims is due to increase in line with inflation under new draft legislation.

Under the draft Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, compensation payments under the 2008 Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme – which provides for lump sum compensation payments to be paid to people suffering from Mesothelioma or to their dependants – are increased by 2.7%.

The Scheme provides for lump sum compensation payments to victims and families who have not received a payment for Mesothelioma under the Pneumoconiosis etc (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979. The compensation payments are set according to the age of the sufferer.

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