Islanders wanting to claim under Guernsey's Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme have until the end of the month to make retrospective applications.
This applies to anyone diagnosed before 1 January 2021, including people with the condition who died between 1 January 2020 and 21 December 2020.
The scheme does not apply to people with the condition who died before 1 January 2020.
Where people have been diagnosed with diffuse mesothelioma on or after 1 January 2021, applications must be made within 12 months of the date of diagnosis.
The Scheme provides a single payment to people living in Guernsey or Alderney who have been exposed to asbestos and developed diffuse mesothelioma. Other asbestos-related conditions are not covered.
People can make an application if they:
•Are 18 years or older; • Are ordinarily resident in Guernsey or Alderney; • Have been exposed to asbestos materials in Guernsey or Alderney; and • Have a diagnosis of diffuse mesothelioma which has been confirmed by a Specialist Consultant.
A relative of someone who has passed away as a result of diffuse mesothelioma can make a claim provided that the person died on or after 1 January 2020.
Payments will vary according to the age at which a person is diagnosed.
Application forms can be obtained from the Pensions & Allowances team on 222506 or Pensionsallowances@gov.gg.