There is no justification in giving financial help to people who can prove their progression to cirrhosis, but not those who can't. There are many people who have been diagnosed with cirrhosis without it causing them any symptoms. There are many more people without a diagnosis of cirrhosis, who are incapacitated because of damage that HCV has done to their health other than liver damage.
This fact is confirmed by information on the British Liver Trust website. It is therefore grossly unfair that so many people are unable to earn a living because of infection with HCV and yet they receive no ongoing payments.
In the British Liver Trust's definition of compensated cirrhosis they say "People who have compensated cirrhois may feel quite well."