Third Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme levy announced

Department for Work and Pensions

January 20
11:37 2017

The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) is designed to provide compensation for people suffering from diffuse mesothelioma, a cancer tied to exposure to asbestos, or for the families of those who have died. It is a scheme for people who were negligently exposed to asbestos at work and who are unable to trace their employer or their employers insurer after their diagnosis.

DMPS is funded by a levy on the Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance industry, set this year at 40.4 million. This is higher than previous years to balance out an under-levy from last year and to reflect that the average payment per applicant has been getting higher. The latest official statistics for the scheme will be published on 31 January 2017.

If you suffer from mesothelioma and think you may be eligible for a payment, you can check the diffuse mesothelioma guide or Mesoscheme for more information.

The deadline to apply to the scheme is 3 years from diagnosis. For those applicants diagnosed between 25 July 2012 and 5 April 2014 the deadline is 5 April 2017.

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