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Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme 2017: April 2022 amendment

A Scheme of support and assistance for those infected with Hepatitis C, HIV, or both, as a result of NHS treatment.


Schedule 1

Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Persons

1. The payments that may be made to Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Persons and transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Persons are set out in paragraphs 2, 3, 3A and 3AA below.

2. Subject to paragraph 3 below, a one-off lump sum payment of £50,000.

 3. Any lump sum payments that a transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person has received from a UK scheme will be taken into account and the £50,000 lump sum payment reduced accordingly.

3A. An annual payment in each financial year:

(a) of £19,498 for those moderately affected by their Hepatitis C infection;

(b) of £29,569 for those severely affected by their Hepatitis C infection.

(c) of £9,749 for those who are neither moderately nor severely affected by their Hepatitis C infection.

3AA. An annual winter fuel payment in each financial year of £561 .

3B. A Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person will not be eligible to receive the annual payments described in paragraph 3A or 3AA of this schedule during any period that the person is serving a term of imprisonment.

Death – surviving spouses and civil partners

4. Where a Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person dies a payment of £29,569 referable to the calendar year following the date of death, and thereafter an annual payment of £22,177 may be paid to their surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee where:

a) there is, on the balance of probabilities, a direct causal link between the Hepatitis C infection and death; and

b) the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee was cohabiting with the Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person, as applicable, at the time of death.

5. Where a Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person who is moderately affected or severely affected by their Hepatitis C infection dies, the annual payments described in paragraph 3A and 3AA of this schedule cease to be payable.

Death – surviving spouses, civil partners and long term cohabitees – first year

5A. A payment of £9,749 referable to the calendar year following the date of death, may be made to the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee of a Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person who was neither moderately nor severely affected by their Hepatitis C infection where:

(a) the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee was cohabiting with the Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person, as applicable, at the time of death

6. A payment of £19,498 , referable to the calendar year following the date of death, may be made to the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee of a Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person who was moderately affected by their Hepatitis C infection where:

(a) the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee was cohabiting with the Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person, as applicable, at the time of death.

7. A payment of £29,569 , referable to the calendar year following the date of death, may be made to the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee of a Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person who was severely affected by their Hepatitis C infection where:

 (a) the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee was cohabiting with the Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person, as applicable, at the time of death.

Death – surviving spouses, civil partners and long term cohabitees – subsequent years

7A. An annual payment of £7,312 in each year following the year of death may be paid to a surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee of a Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person who was neither moderately nor severely affected by their Hepatitis C infection where:

 (a) the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee was cohabiting with the Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person, as applicable, at the time of death.

8. An annual payment of £14,624 in each year following the year of death may be paid to a surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee of a Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person who was moderately affected by their Hepatitis C infection where:

(a) the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee was cohabiting with the Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person, as applicable, at the time of death.

9. An annual payment of £22,177 in each year following the year of death may be paid to a surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee of a Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person who was severely affected by their Hepatitis C infection where:

(a) the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee was cohabiting with the Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person, as applicable, at the time of death.

Death – Bereavement lump sum payment

9A. Where a Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person dies, a one-off lump sum payment of £10,000 may be paid to the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee of that person.

9B. A payment under paragraph 9A is only payable where the surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee was cohabiting with the Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person, as applicable, at the time of death.

9C. Paragraph 9A also applies in relation to any Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person who has died since 01 April 2017.

9D. Where the Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person or transferring Hepatitis C Stage 1 Qualifying Person did not have a surviving spouse, civil partner or long term cohabitee at the time of death, the one-off lump sum payment under paragraph 9A will be payable to their estate.

Payments under paragraphs 6 9 of this schedule

10. A payment under paragraphs 5A, 6, 7, 7A, 8, or 9 of this schedule may only be made to surviving spouses, civil partners or long term cohabitees who are not eligible to receive the annual payment described in paragraph 4 of this schedule.

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