To be eligible, you must be infected with HIV and/ or Hepatitis C through contaminated blood, tissue or blood products given during NHS treatment in Northern Ireland.
You are also eligible if you became infected by someone (for example, your spouse, civil partner, partner or parent) whose HIV and/ or Hepatitis C is from receiving contaminated blood, tissue or blood products during NHS treatment in Northern Ireland.
If you now live in another country, you are still eligible if the treatment took place in Northern Ireland.
In circumstances where the infected person has died, immediate family members may also be eligible for support.
The scheme offers various types of financial support, including:
- lump sum payments
- regular monthly or quarterly payments
- discretionary one-off grant payments
- annual winter fuel payments
What you are entitled to will depend on your circumstances.
If you are currently a beneficiary of the scheme, there is no need for you to take any action. You will shortly receive a letter from the Business Services Organisation confirming you are due to receive an interim payment.
How to apply
To apply, contact the Infected Blood Payment Scheme for Northern Ireland.
For more information, contact the Infected Blood Payment Scheme for Northern Ireland.