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Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act, 1993 (Act No. 130 of 1993)

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Circular Instruction No. 174 - Compensation for Occupational Lung Cancer

4. Benefits


The benefits payable according to the Act:


4.1 Temporary disablement


Payment for temporary total or partial disablement shall be made for as long as such disablement continues, but not for a period exceeding 24 months.


4.2 Permanent disablement


Payment for permanent disablement shall be made, where applicable, as and when the diagnosis of lung cancer is confirmed and a final medical report is received.


4.3 Medical Aid


Medical aid shall be provided for a period of not more than 24 months from the date of diagnosis or longer, if in the opinion of the Director General, further medical aid will reduce the extent of the disablement. Medical aid covers costs of diagnosis of lung cancer and in respect of any necessary treatment provided by any health care provider. The Compensation Commissioner shall decide on the need for, the nature and sufficiency of medical aid supplied.


4.4 Death benefits


Reasonable burial expenses, widow’s and dependant’s pensions shall be payable, where applicable, if an employee dies as a result of lung cancer.