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England Infected Blood Support Scheme

Bereaved Partner Payments - backdated payments end on 31 March 2022

Further to the Government announcement on 3 December, bereaved partners of those affected by infected NHS blood or blood products (subject to acceptance criteria) must apply for a bereaved partner payment by the 31 March 2022, in order to receive a backdated payment. From 1 April 2022, bereaved partners can register with EIBSS, however they will not receive a backdated payment.

For more information and to apply, visit the Families and Estates of deceased beneficiaries webpage.

We support people historically infected with hepatitis C and/or HIV from NHS blood or blood products. We also help families, civil or long-term partners after the death of someone infected. 

Who can join the scheme and how to apply

Support is available for people with hepatitis C, HIV and their spouses or civil partners, or estates

If your hepatitis C condition changes

Apply for Special Category Mechanism for hepatitis C stage 1

Families and Estates of deceased beneficiaries

The scheme provides support to spouses, civil partners and long-term partners of a deceased beneficiary

Discretionary support

A range of help is available for scheme members, this covers different types of financial support and advice

Counselling support

A discretionary one-off payment of up to £900 per year, is available towards counselling costs for a beneficiary

Financial and support services

A range of financial and other support is available for scheme members

EIBSS Resources

Annual reports and focus group minutes

Contact EIBSS

Contact us if you have any queries, need an application form, or to update your personal details

England Infected Blood Support Scheme news

Infected Blood announcement 29 November 2021

29th November 2021

Update regarding bereaved partner payments

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Further announcement on behalf of the Cabinet Office

5th October 2021

Sir Robert Francis QC was appointed by the Cabinet Office to undertake an independent study

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Infected Blood Government announcement 20 August 2021

20th August 2021

Update regarding bereaved partner payments On 25 March, the 

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