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The Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Amendment Regulations 1998

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Under the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979 (“the Act”) lump sum payments may be made to certain persons disabled by a disease to which the Act applies, or to dependants of persons who were so disabled immediately before they died.

These Regulations amend the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers’ Compensation) (Payment of Claims) Regulations 1988, as amended, so as to increase the amount payable under the Act. The increase in each case is 4.9 per cent, rounded up or down to the nearest £1 as appropriate.

The diseases to which the Act applies are pneumoconiosis, byssinosis, diffuse mesothelioma, primary carcinoma of the lung (where accompanied by asbestosis or diffuse pleural thickening) and diffuse pleural thickening.

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