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.
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:
- get financial help if you’re disabled
- apply for equipment for your home if you’re disabled
- get a Bereavement Support Payment, if you’re claiming a Vaccine Damage Payment for someone who has died
Other financial services
If you need further support, there are also services which can offer advice on managing your money and finances:
If you need help with the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme, contact us by:
Phone: 0300 330 0013
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
Newburn Industrial Estate
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.