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Submitting Paper Claims

Claims must be received by the Ophthalmic department at the Business Services Organisation (BSO) by the 10th of each month and payments are made on the last working day of the month.

Claim forms can be posted or delivered by hand to the BSO at 2 Franklin Street, Belfast, BT2 8DQ. If you are posting forms, please use either recorded or special delivery. If you are delivering forms by hand, you must ensure you sign the receipts book in BSO Reception.

Please do not attach anything to the forms, e.g. staples, paper clips etc. as this will delay processing and payment.

Any other correspondence should be sent in a separate envelope to BSO and marked for the attention of the Ophthalmic department.

After the monthly payment claims have been processed, the funds due to you will be transferred to your bank account via the BACS system. You will be sent a monthly payment schedule containing details of the payment via post.


Submitting OCS Claims

Claims can be submitted online using OCS from the 22nd of the first month until midnight on the 21st of the second month. Payments will be made on the last working day of the second month. For example, all claims submitted between 22nd December and 21st January will be paid on the last working day of January.

Omissions and error are normally flagged up in red when you are trying to submit a form. Forms showing the status “Not Completed” will not be paid until the remaining details are completed and the form is submitted for payment. If you are unsure of the status of a particular claim, click here to check the OCS Form Status List or contact BSO Ophthalmic staff to confirm.

OCS practices will continue to receive the same monthly payment schedule containing details of the payment via post.