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SIBSS Guidance for Widows

Published on 02 April 2024

From: Practitioner Services

Outlining the payments available for widows, widowers, civil and long-term partners of beneficiaries who have died from receiving infected blood.



The Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme is for people infected with HIV or HCV via NHS blood, blood products or tissue. Family support is also on offer.

This guidance document sets out details of the policy on payments for widows, widowers, civil partners or long-term partners of an infected person who has died.

It outlines who is eligible for payments after the infected person’s death.