Infected blood support: special category mechanism
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Seeks views on the new special appeals mechanism that offers financial and other support for those with chronic hepatitis C infection.
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The department has developed a special appeals mechanism, called the special category mechanism (SCM), for those with chronic hepatitis C infection (stage 1). The SCM is a significant new element of the infected blood reforms and the government is consulting on the details of it and proposals for ensuring the scheme remains within its budget.
In July 2016, the government published its response to the January 2016 consultation on reform of the current ex-gratia payment schemes for individuals infected with HIV and/or hepatitis C following treatment with NHS-supplied blood or blood products before September 1991. Since then, the new and increased payments promised for financial year 2016 to 2017 have been rolled out.
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Published: 6 March 2017
From: Department of Health