Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 13th June 2022.

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Photo of Mick Whitley Mick Whitley Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long the average claim to the Vaccine Damages Payment Scheme takes to be (a) investigated and (b) processed.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The NHS Business Services Authority investigates and processes an average claim in approximately six months from the date of receipt. Medical assessments for each claim commence once the NHS Business Services Authority receives full medical records from a claimant’s general practitioner, medical providers, local authorities and other relevant healthcare providers. Once sufficient evidence is gathered, claims are assessed by an independent and experienced medical adviser. The NHS Business Services Authority provides updates on progress to the individual claimant.

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