Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Asbestosis and Diffuse Pleural Thickening

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 15th October 2020.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Labour, Wansbeck

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many industrial injuries disablement benefit applications have been received for (a) asbestosis, (b) diffuse pleural thickening since January 2020.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The number of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB) applications that have been received for (a) asbestosis, (b) diffuse pleural thickening since January 2020 is;

Pneumoconiosis including Asbestosis and Silicosis – 1018 (we are unable to break this figure down to just asbestosis claims)

Diffuse Pleural Thickening – 417

We have also had the following Special Rules claims which are also associated with asbestos exposure:

Diffuse Mesothelioma – 1518

Cancer of the lung with evidence of Asbestosis – 122

Cancer of the lung – 157

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