If you have been given a diagnosis of mesothelioma, there are certain benefits that you may be able to claim along with government lump sum compensation. You should not be put off if you have not claimed benefits before. You have a legal entitlement to some of these benefits and some of them are not affected by your level of household income or savings.
Mesothelioma UK funds three specialist benefits advisors:
Caroline Barry, Citizens Advice Leicestershire.
Caroline takes cases across Leicester city and Leicestershire and also provides benefit advice nationally through our Information Line to anyone with a mesothelioma diagnosis, their family members or carers. She will sign post to local Asbestos Support Groups and other appropriate organisations.
There is a lot of information available on benefits. We have produced some information to guide you, however we do recommend you get in touch with a benefits advisor to explain to what you may be entitled.