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England Infected Blood Support Scheme

Infected blood interim compensation payment update

On 17 August 2022, the Government announced interim payments of £100,000 for infected beneficiaries and bereaved partner beneficiaries currently registered with the Infected Blood Support Schemes.

We're continuing to work closely with the Department of Health & Social Care to ensure that payments of £100,000 can be made as quickly as possible.
Work is ongoing across Government departments to enable the interim compensation payments to be disregarded for benefit and taxation purposes. Appropriate legislation and guidance are to be implemented, as compensation payments are made independently of any Infected Blood Support Scheme payment.

It is intended to make these payments by the end of October 2022, subject to funding, taxation and benefit disregard legislation and guidance being in place.

We'll be contacting all eligible beneficiaries in October to confirm their payment date and also provide more detail around taxation and benefits disregards.
We'll also update our website with further information as soon as this is available.

If you have not received a letter or email from us by 31 October 2022, contact us.

We support people historically infected with hepatitis C and/or HIV from NHS blood or blood products. We also help families, civil or long-term partners after the death of someone infected. 

Who can join the scheme and how to apply

Support is available for people with hepatitis C, HIV and their spouses or civil partners, or estates

If your hepatitis C condition changes

Apply for Special Category Mechanism for hepatitis C stage 1

Families and Estates of deceased beneficiaries

The scheme provides support to spouses, civil partners and long-term partners of a deceased beneficiary

Discretionary support

A range of help is available for scheme members, this covers different types of financial support and advice

Talking therapy support

Being infected with hepatitis C or HIV from blood or blood products may have affected you and your family member

Financial and support services

A range of financial and other support is available for scheme members

EIBSS Resources

Annual reports and focus group minutes

Contact EIBSS

Contact us if you have any queries, need an application form, or to update your personal details

England Infected Blood Support Scheme news

Government announcement about interim payments - 17 August 2022

17th August 2022

On 17 August 2022, the Government made this announcement about interim payments: 

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Infected Blood announcement 29 November 2021

29th November 2021

Update regarding bereaved partner payments

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Further announcement on behalf of the Cabinet Office

5th October 2021

Sir Robert Francis QC was appointed by the Cabinet Office to undertake an independent study

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