Thank you for your request for information about the following:
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
ALL QUESTIONS RELATE TO COVID19 VACCINE CLAIMS.’
Your request was received on 24th October 2022 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
All data is as of 1 November 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.
2,922 claims have been received by the Vaccine Damage Payment Scheme (VDPS).
266 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.
357 claims are currently undergoing medical assessment.
28 claimants have been notified they are entitled to a Vaccine Damage Payment.
238 claimants have been notified their claim for a Vaccine Damage Payment has been rejected.
Of these, 220 claims have been rejected where causation due to vaccination has not been accepted.
Of these, 18 claims have been rejected where causation was accepted but disablement due to
vaccination was assessed as less than 60%
15 requests for a mandatory reversal have been received.
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