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If you are ill or disabled because of disease caused by certain types of work, you may be able to claim Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases). The amount you may get depends on your individual circumstances.
You can claim the benefit if you were employed in a job that caused your disease. Relevant health conditions include pneumoconiosis, diffuse mesothelioma| and lung cancer|.
Download a claim form at direct.gov.uk/doitonline| or contact a regional Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit delivery centre through Jobcentre Plus|.
Contact your local Social Security office or Jobs and Benefits office for a claim form or visit nidirect.gov|
Content last reviewed: 1 April 2012
Next planned review: 2013
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