Contractor notice: PPE Claim deadline and payment dates

Contractor notice: PPE Claim deadline and payment dates

January 28, 2021

The deadline for claiming reimbursement for personal protective equipment (PPE) is now just over two weeks away, with the deadline being 11:59pm on Friday 12th February.

Many pharmacy contractors that submitted claims in the first couple of days of the portal opening are now receiving their payments alongside their November 2020 prescription payments. The amount paid is shown on the Schedule of Payments under the ‘Details of other amounts authorised’ section as ‘PPE Claims’.

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has confirmed that claims made by the end of 5th February 2021 will be paid in the December 2020 dispensing month Schedule of Payment, unless they have made exceptional claims that are selected for payment verification and where this cannot be completed in time for the actual payment run, or there are other queries relating to the claim submission. Where evidence is requested for exceptional claims, it is recommended that contractors provide this as soon as possible to support timely payment.

It is most likely that any claims made between 6th-12th February will be paid with the later January 2021 dispensing month Schedule of Payment (paid 1st April 2021), rather than the earlier December 2020 dispensing month Schedule of Payment (paid 1st March 2021).

Wider details of the PPE reimbursement are on our Personal protective equipment, staff safety and security webpage and the most common queries are answered on our Pharmacy PPE Claim process FAQs webpage – note, we have added new FAQs today.



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