Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme Update
Thank you to everyone who returned their data transfer forms about giving permission for your information to be transferred to the new Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme (SIBSS). The main transfer has now happened and the SIBSS is working towards making it’s first payments. If you missed the deadline please get in touch with Alliance House as soon as possible, as well as completing the form below.
The SIBSS have already sent some letters out to people where they needed more information to be able to make payments. Most of these are people who have been receiving income top-up payments but are not currently receiving the advanced regular payments from the scheme.
A short form has also been sent to the widow(er)s,that the SIBSS are aware of, whose partners died when receiving the Skipton 2 payment or MacFarlane Trust payments. This form invites them to apply for the new widow(er)s regular payments.
The next letter will start going out in the next few days. It will be sent to anyone else who is due to receive regular payments from April. These letters will confirm that payments will be made from April and will be made on or around the 15th of the month. This letter will go out in batches so don’t worry straight away if you hear that others receive theirs before you do.
Every letter that goes out will include a contact preferences form. This is to allow the SIBSS to understand how you would like to be contacted by them in the future. It is an optional form but it would really help the SIBSS if you return it.
If you would like to make sure that the new Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme has your details, particularly if you are a widow(er) or someone who has not received support from the UK-wide schemes, please complete the simple form below to provide the SIBSS with your contact details.
By the completing this form you give permission for the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme to retain this information and contact you with relevant information about the scheme. Please note, the information you supply on this form will be sent directly to the SIBSS. Haemophilia Scotland will not see or keep any record of these details.