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Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme

From April 2017 the new Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme will take over the current functions of the existing UK schemes (Eileen Trust, Macfarlane Trust, MFET Ltd, Skipton Fund and Caxton Foundation) for Scottish beneficiaries.

From April 2017 the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme takes over from the existing UK schemes (Eileen Trust, Macfarlane Trust, MFET Ltd, Skipton Fund and Caxton Foundation) in providing support for Scottish beneficiaries.

The new scheme has been introduced as a result of the Scottish Financial Review, further details on which can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Visit the Scottish Government website (external link)

Who is eligible for support?

The Scottish scheme provides support to people who were infected, as well as members of their immediate family.

Find out more on who is eligible for support

What support is available?

The Scottish scheme offers different types of support, including lump sum and regular payments, plus a variety of support and assistance grants.

Find out more on the support available

How do I apply?

Applications are made using the forms below 

Forms for existing members Forms for new members

Payments from the scheme-tax and benefits 

Find out more information on the scheme, including how payments are taken into account for tax and benefits, how appeals are handled and details on the scheme’s Advisory Group.

More information on payment tax and benefits

Contact

Offered by Practitioner and Counter Fraud Services

 

Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme

Practitioner Services

Gyle Square

1 South Gyle Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12 9EB

 

Phone: 0131 275 6754

Email: NSS.SIBSS@nhs.net