FOI 27727

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FOI 27727

Request

‘Please could you provide the following information

1) How many applications have been made to the VDPS due to an adverse reaction to a Covid 19 vaccines to present ?

2) How many claims have been assessed by medical assessors?

3) How many claims are in the process of being assessed?

4) How many claims have been successful?

5) How many claims have been rejected?

6) How many claims have been rejected due to the balance of probability causation was not met?

7) How many claims have been rejected due to the claimant not reaching the 60% disability criteria?

8) How many rejected claims have made a mandatory reconsideration or appeal?

ALL QUESTIONS RELATE TO COVID19 VACCINE CLAIMS’

Response

All data is as of 7 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 COVID-19 vaccinations.

Question 1

2,768 claims have been received by the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS).

Question 2

179 claims have completed medical assessment. All assessments are subject to quality audit before the outcome is communicated to ensure claimants receive a fully considered outcome.

Question 3

291 claims are currently undergoing medical assessment.

Question 4

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

Question 5

154 claimants have been notified their claim for a Vaccine Damage Payment has been rejected.

Question 6

Of these, 149 claims have been rejected where causation due to vaccination has not been accepted.

Question 7

Of these, 5 claims have been rejected where causation was accepted but disablement due to vaccination assessed as less than 60%.

Question 8

7 requests for a mandatory reversal have been received. No appeals have been received.

Data Queries

If you have any queries regarding the data provided, or if you plan on publishing the data please contact nhsbsa.foirequests@nhs.net ensuring you quote the above reference. This is important to ensure that the figures are not misunderstood or misrepresented.

If you plan on producing a press or broadcast story based upon the data please contact nhsbsa.communicationsteam@nhs.net. This is important to ensure that the figures are not misunderstood or misrepresented.

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and is subject to NHSBSA copyright. This information is licenced under the terms of the Open Government Licence detailed at: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Should you wish to re-use the information you must include the following statement: “NHSBSA Copyright 2022” This information is licenced under the terms of the Open Government Licence:

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/

Failure to do so is a breach of the terms of the licence.

Information you receive which is not subject to NHSBSA Copyright continues to be protected by the copyright of the person, or organisation, from which the information originated. Please obtain their permission before reproducing any third party (non NHSBSA Copyright) information.

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Last Updated October 25, 2022, 16:38 (UTC)
Created October 25, 2022, 16:36 (UTC)