Vaccine Damage Payment


If you are severely disabled as a result of a vaccination against certain diseases, you could get a one-off tax-free payment of £120,000. This is called a Vaccine Damage Payment. 

Effect on benefits you receive 

A Vaccine Damage Payment can affect benefits and entitlements like: 

  • Income Support 

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance 

  • Working Tax Credit 

  • Child Tax Credit 

  • Universal Credit 

  • Pension Credit 

  • Housing Benefit 

  • Council Tax Reduction 

  • Employment and Support Allowance 

The effect the payment will have depends on a number of things. This includes the payment being put into a trust and the payments being made from it. 

You should let the office that deals with your benefit or tax credit claim know if you have got a Vaccine Damage Payment. You can get contact details from letters they have sent you. 

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