Compensation for asbestos victims will increase in 2023
As part of the law to protect purchasing power, pensions paid to asbestos victims will increase by 4%.
Asbestos is a mineral that has the particularity of being made of extremely fine fibers. Previously widely used in the building sector (for insulation, roofs, chimneys, etc.), this material has been banned in France since 1997.
Indeed: exposure to asbestos is particularly harmful to the respiratory system. People exposed to this mineral can develop pleural plaques (fibrosis in the lungs), pleurisy (fluid in the lungs) or even bronchopulmonary cancer (also called “lung cancer”).
Beneficiaries will receive a letter stating whether they are concerned
In 2021, almost 17,300 people filed with the Compensation Fund for Asbestos Victims (FIVA): the latter’s mission is “to ensure full compensation for all damages suffered by victims and their dependents resulting directly from exposure to asbestos in the territory of the French Republic“.
Good news for all asbestos victims: in the framework of the law of 16 August 2022 for the protection of purchasing power, the pensions paid by the Compensation Fund for Asbestos Victims ( FIVA) will be revalued up to 4% with retroactive effect from July 1, 2022.
“This revaluation will be effective in the framework of the payments that will be made on December 30 next to the beneficiaries of annual and quarterly annuities” indicates FIVA. Each beneficiary will receive a letter specifying whether they are concerned or not; the reminder will be paid early next year.
Source: accident victims association (Fnath).
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