FOI 27720



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FOI 27720

Thank you for your request for information about the following:

‘Please could you provide the following information.

1) How much money has been paid out administering the VDPS from Jan 2020 to present date?

2) How much money was allocated for administering the VDPS from Jan 2019 to end of 2019.

3) How many claims have been made to the VDPS due to an adverse reaction to a covid vaccine?

4)How many claims have been assessed by a medical assessor?

5)How many claims are in the process of being assessed? This meaning they have been passed to the medical assessor.

6)How many claims have been successful?

7)How many claims have been rejected / unsuccessful?

8) What are the reasons for claims being rejected (causation, not meeting 60% threshold, ineligible to claim.)?

9) Is it possible to give a breakdown of the conditions that have met the criteria e.g VITT, GBS?’

Your request was received on 23 September 2022, and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


All data is as of 3 October 2022, relating to claims received by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and those transferred from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on 1 November 2021. All figures provided below relate to all vaccinations covered by the scheme.

Questions 1 and 2

The NHSBSA was formally requested by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to add the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS) to our portfolio of work from 1 November 2021, so we only hold figures from this date onwards.

The amount of claims we have communicated to be paid totals £3,240,000.

For information on service costs prior to November 2021, please contact DHSC as follows:

Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit

Department of Health and Social Care

39 Victoria Street



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Question 3

2,743 claims have been received relating to COVID-19 vaccination.

Question 4

510 claims have completed medical assessment.

Question 5

295 claims are currently undergoing medical assessment.

Question 6

24 claimants have been notified they are entitled to a Vaccine Damage Payment.

Question 7

215 claims have been rejected.

Question 8

Reasons for rejection include:

Causation due to vaccination has not been accepted

Causation accepted but disablement due to vaccination less than 60%

Invalid applications not meeting scheme criteria for assessment

Question 9

Conditions that have met the criteria is the scheme to be awarded are:

VITT/Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis

Guillain-Barré syndrome

Vaccine-induced vasculitis

Acute allergic reaction

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Last Updated October 20, 2022, 16:10 (UTC)
Created October 20, 2022, 16:06 (UTC)