Dust Diseases Awards

We have identified an issue with the interpretation of legislation which may have led to some dust diseases weekly compensation award amounts not strictly aligning with legislative intent.

The establishment of these practises reflect long established interpretations of the 1942 and 1987 NSW Workers Compensation Acts. These payment practices appear to have been established over many years.

There are no changes to existing arrangements at this time.

We will contact those who may require an award adjustment after conducting a further detailed review.

We're working to identify and address these issues as quickly as possible.

This page will contain all relevant information on this issue and will be updated regularly. If you have any questions please email DDCenquiries@icare.nsw.gov.au or call 02 8223 6600.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below provides you with additional information.