Chris Seeks Clarity On Assessing Disablement For Vaccine Damage Claims
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has in place for medical assessors on how to assess the level of disablement in respect of claims under the vaccine damage payments scheme where the disabilities are not covered by Section 103 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992.
Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade) (Minister for Women)
The independent medical assessors consider the medical records of claimants and all available scientific evidence to form a clinical opinion on whether, on the balance of probabilities, the vaccine has caused disablement and if so, whether the level of disablement is 60% or greater.
Where disabilities are not covered by Section 103, the materials referenced for general guidance on the assessment of the level of disablement is schedule 2 of the Social Security (General Benefit) Regulations 1982, which is reproduced to the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits (IIDB): Technical Guidance.
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