Chris Chope Seeks Clarity on Vaccine Compensation Claim Applications
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications for compensation under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979 were received by her Department in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020; and how many of those applications are still awaiting a decision.
The Vaccine Damage Payments Scheme (VDPS) provides a one-off tax free payment, currently £120,000, to those people who are severely disabled as a result of vaccination against a specified disease, within the meaning of the Act.
It is not compensation. It is a payment to help ease the financial burden for those individuals where, on very rare occasions, vaccination has caused severe disablement.
55 claims were received between 01/01/2019 and 31/12/2019, 1 of which is outstanding. From 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020 96 claims were received and 37 of those are outstanding.
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