Chris Seeks Statistics On "Mandatory Reversals" For Vaccine Damage
Christopher Chope Conservative, Christchurch
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications have been (a) received and (b) decided for mandatory reversals of Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme decisions relating to covid-19 vaccinations; and what the maximum time period is for those applications to be decided upon.
Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Business and Trade) (Minister for Women)
127 applications for mandatory reversals have been received as of 20 April 2023. The number of decisions reached on these applications is under five and therefore cannot be provided as the exact number may make individual claimants identifiable in the public domain. Whilst there is no maximum time period for the assessment of mandatory reversals, they usually take around six months, due to the need to gather updated medical records. This can vary from case to case, however, depending on the individual circumstances of each claim.
There is no limit on the number of times a reversal can be requested and no time limit on making such a request.
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