Less than one in five Windrush victims have received payouts in compensation scheme fail

  • Written by Leah Mahon
  • Published on 20th August 2021
    Protester gather to demand justice for victims of the Windrush scandal. (Picture: Archives)
  • LESS THAN one in five of victims of the Windrush scandal who claimed compensation have received payouts, official figures have revealed.
  • According to the Home Office, up to 1,867 claims had been submitted and only £4.1million in payments had been handed out to 338 people by the end of January.
  • Through the scheme, 91 claims have been made for people who have already died but only three have ended in payments being made.
  • In more than 200 cases, appeals have been launched against decisions as 150 eligible applicants were informed they were not entitled to any payouts due to their claims not accurately proving they had been severely affected by the ongoing scandal.
  • Meanwhile, a further 103 claims have been rejected on the grounds of eligibility.


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