Eligibility to claim

To be entitled to compensation (under the Asbestos-Related Diseases (Occupational Exposure) Compensation Act 2011), a person must be or must have been a worker at the time of exposure to asbestos.

You may still be eligible even if you have retired from the workforce.

You may be eligible for compensation if:

  • you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease; and
  • you were exposed to asbestos fibres whilst employed in Tasmania; and
  • you have not previously received any compensation (including through a common law settlement) for the asbestos-related disease they are applying for.