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SIBSS Guidance on Tax and Benefits Exemptions

Published on 13 April 2021

From: Practitioner Services

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.