Victims or bereaved partners must be registered with any of the four UK infected blood support schemes

Thousands of victims of the infected blood scandal will each receive an interim compensation payment of £100,000, the government announced today (17 August).

In England, the government will make payments to those infected, and bereaved partners, who are registered with any of the four UK infected blood support schemes, by the end of October. Payments will be tax-free and will not affect any financial benefits support being received.

The same payments will be made in other parts of the UK. It is estimated the interim compensation payments for current beneficiaries will amount to c.£400m for the whole UK.

The commitment to pay interim compensation follows recommendations set out by inquiry chairman, Sir Brian ...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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