Why are they still waiting?

The sun is shining more often and we are starting to unlock, yet people with asbestosis & pleural thickening are still missing out because of the pandemic. The Department of Work and Pensions is slowly processing their claims for government benefits and compensation but there is still an unacceptable backlog. This is causing delays and hardship for people who are suffering in the meantime!

They also deserve full compensation, based on their age when they originally made their claims. It should not be based on the date when they are finally assessed. They shouldn’t have to wait any longer for this to be put right.

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