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Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS)

Claim for a Vaccine Damage Payment

To make a claim, download and complete the Vaccine Damage Payment claim form (PDF: 272KB).

Complete the form and send it to us at the postal address or email address printed on the form.

This claim form may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. To request this in a more accessible format, email us at

What the VDPS is

The VDPS provides a one-off, tax-free payment to successful applicants where, on very rare occasions, vaccination has caused severe disablement.  

It is not a compensation scheme. You do not need legal representation to apply for a Vaccine Damage Payment.

You can also apply for this payment on behalf of someone who has died after becoming severely disabled because of certain vaccinations. You need to be managing their estate to apply.
The average non-COVID-19 related claim takes around 6 months to investigate and process from the date we receive a claimant’s application form and request their medical records.

This timeframe can vary from case to case and we aim to progress claims as quickly as possible.  

More information about the VDPS

Visit the Vaccine Damage Payment page on the GOV.UK website for more information and to:

  • find out more information about the scheme
  • check if you're eligible to make a claim
  • find out what to do if you disagree with a decision about your claim

Other help you can get from the government

You might be able to:

Other financial services

If you need further support, there are also services which can offer advice on managing your money and finances:

Contact us

If you need help with the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme, contact us by:

Phone: 0300 330 0013

Find out about call charges

We're open Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm.

You can also write to us at:
NHS Business Services Authority
Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme 
Unit 5
Greenfinch Way
Newburn Industrial Estate
NE15 8NX

Privacy notice

The VDPS privacy notice explains how the Department of Health and Social Care and the NHS Business Services Authority securely store data of those claiming a vaccine damage payment. 

The data is used to process a claim and support the administration of the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme.