Since 2006, one-off payments have been offered to individuals who were infected by hepatitis C from blood or blood products where the blood was collected prior to 27 July 1992 and individuals met a number of other criteria.
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Most cases where individuals have qualified for the one-off payments have now been agreed and settled. There are still occasional cases, where an individual is diagnosed with hepatitis C and the cause is determined to be due to blood or blood products administered prior to July 1992.
In these instances, individuals would usually be directed to ACC by their health professional as their diagnosis would generally be regarded as a treatment injury.
Within ACC, their case is assessed and if eligible for a one-off payment the individual would be informed and their request subsequently considered by the Ministry of Health.