Infected Blood Payment Scheme

The Infected Blood Payment Scheme for Northern Ireland gives support to you and your family if you have been infected by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and/ or Hepatitis C after treatment with blood, tissue or blood products from the NHS.

Eligibility

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.

Family members

In circumstances where the infected person has died, immediate family members may also be eligible for support.

Support available

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.

How to apply

To apply, contact the Infected Blood Payment Scheme for Northern Ireland.

More information

For more information, contact the Infected Blood Payment Scheme for Northern Ireland.

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