thalidomide trust beneficiaryBecoming a Trust Beneficiary

If you believe that you were damaged by your mother taking thalidomide during her pregnancy you can contact the Thalidomide Trust to find out if you are eligible for their support.

Find out more here.

In the UK, thalidomide only affected people who would now be aged between 54 and 60.

You may be eligible for support from the Thalidomide Trust if you meet all the criteria below:

  • you fall within this age range
  • your mother was in the UK when she was pregnant
  • you think you have thalidomide damage

How does the Thalidomide Trust support its beneficiaries?

The Trust is a charity whose beneficiaries are at the heart of everything they do, their main aims are:

  • To distribute compensation funds and health grants to those affected
  • Support beneficiaries with all aspects of their health and wellbeing and financial planning so that they can achieve independence and quality of life
  • Fund research into the needs of people living with thalidomide damage

Read more about the Thalidomide Trust

How to apply to become a beneficiary of the Thalidomide Trust

The first step is to complete this Simple form and either post it to Thalidomide Trust, 1 Eaton Court Road, Eaton Socon, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8ER or email it to

If you would prefer to speak to an advisor first, please call the Trust on 01480 474074.

Your application will be assessed by a team of experts. (who does this team include?  - doctors? NAC?)

(What happens next?)

Please note: Certain patterns of damage are widely recognised as having been caused by thalidomide.  There are disabilities that look similar but have other causes.  So even if you are aged between 54 and 60, your disabilities may not have been caused by thalidomide.

See the helpful information provided by the Trust and read about its remarkable beneficiaries experiences

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