Changes to the NI Infected Blood Payment Scheme have recently been announced by the UK Government. Further details will be available soon.
If there are any changes to your payments, you will receive written notification from the Business Services Organisation in the coming weeks
To be eligible, you must be infected with HIV and/ or Hepatitis C as a result of contaminated blood, or blood products 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, or blood products during NHS treatment in Northern Ireland.
Bereaved spouses, civil partners and long term partners of those infected with HIV or Hepatitis C as a result of treatment with NHS blood or blood products, who themselves were not infected, may also be eligible for support if they were co-habiting at the time of death.
If you now live in another country, you are still eligible if the treatment took place in Northern Ireland.
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.
For more information, contact the Infected Blood Payment Scheme for Northern Ireland.