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SIBSS Guidance on Tax and Benefits Exemptions

Published on 19 February 2021

Advice on what to do if problems arise around income tax for Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme payments. Note that payments are tax-free.



Any payments you receive from the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme (SIBSS) don't need to be taken into account when calculating your:

  • United Kingdom income tax bill
  • any entitlement to means-tested benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions

The guidance outlines more about this topic and what to do if you have any issues.