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Government Announces £2 Million Compensation for Infected Blood Victims

Infected blood victims could each receive payments of more than two million pounds under a government compensation scheme. Initial payments will be made by the end of the year, and interim payments of two hundred ten thousand pounds will be issued this summer to four thousand victims. Families of victims will be eligible for compensation, with the total cost potentially reaching ten billion pounds.
Infected blood victims could each receive payments of over two million pounds under a new compensation scheme announced by the government.

The initial payments will be made by the end of the year, with interim payments of two hundred ten thousand pounds to be issued this summer to four thousand victims who have previously received one hundred thousand pounds.

Families of the victims, including children and parents, will also be eligible for compensation for the first time.

The total cost of the scheme could reach ten billion pounds.

The compensation will be based on five criteria: injury and harm caused, social impact, autonomy and private life impact, care costs, and financial loss.

The Infected Blood Compensation Authority, led by Sir Robert Francis, will administer the scheme starting next April, replacing the existing financial support scheme.
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