Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2010 come into force

Implementation date: 1 April 2010

The Regulations increase the rates of payments made to people with mesothelioma. The new rates will apply to those diagnosed with mesothelioma on or after 1 April 2010. Where a claim is made on or after 1 April 2010, and the date of diagnosis can not be identified, the new rates will apply. Dependants' rates also increase and where the claim is made by a dependant the new rates will apply where the sufferer died on or after 1 April 2010. The draft Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.