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Blood: Contamination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL10456, tabled on 2 October 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government what provisions they have made to support the surviving adult children of a parent who died as a result of contamination with infected blood.

Answered on

16 October 2023

The Infected Blood Support Schemes in the United Kingdom offer certain discretionary payments following the death of a registered beneficiary, some of which may be available to support surviving adult children, for example, estates of the bereaved can apply for a £10,000 one-off bereavement payment to help with the immediate costs associated with the loss of a loved one.