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icare dust
diseases care

icare provides support for people with a work-related dust disease and their dependents.

icare dust diseases care, also known as the Dust Diseases Authority (DDA), provides financial compensation and support to people who have a NSW work-related dust disease.

Along with compensation, we also fund ongoing assistance to support quality of life. This can include mobility aids, personal care, medication and treatment from health professionals, as well as general assistance such as domestic support and respite care for families.

Under icare, the DDA will be able to process claims for compensation more quickly. Around 290 new claims for workers and 200 claims for the dependants of deceased workers are accepted annually. For people with a malignant dust disease (average lifespan of 12-18 months at reporting stage), this improvement in claims processing time can make an enormous difference.

Dependants of a deceased worker who were dependent for support on the worker may also apply to the DDA to receive compensation following the worker’s death. Dependants may have an entitlement to an initial lump sum of compensation together with a fortnightly compensation benefit payment.

icare dust diseases care research grants

icare dust diseases care provides financial and health care support to over 4,000 people affected by work-related dust diseases annually, and we are committed to continual improvement of these services.

We are currently seeking applications for our icare dust diseases care Research Program. Applications close on 24 March 2017.

icare dust diseases care provides support to employers through their subsidised health monitoring service for their workers at risk of exposure to asbestos, crystalline silica or other hazardous substances.

There are three location options to choose from:

  1. On board the icare Lung Screen
  2. at icare dust diseases care's Sydney CBD offices 
  3. an external medical examination