If you suffered a serious injury, or the death of a loved one, from the use or administration of a covered “countermeasure”, you may be eligible for compensation from this program.

Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP)

According to the U.S. government, a countermeasure is defined as: a vaccine, medication, device, or other item used to prevent, diagnose, or treat a public health emergency or a security threat.

The Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP) provides compensation to anyone who qualifies for a covered serious injury or death that occurs as the result of the administration or use of certain countermeasures. Among the areas of compensation are: unreimbursed medical expenses (expenses that health insurance did not cover), lost employment income, and the survivor death benefit.

Is there a deadline? Yes, you must file a Request for Benefits Package within one year of the date you received or used the countermeasure that caused the injury. Proof that a covered countermeasure was administered or used must also be submitted. The following table lists the countermeasures that are eligible for claim.

Countermeasure Injury Tables
Smallpox Countermeasures Injury Table
Smallpox Countermeasures Injury Table Final Rule
Pandemic Influenza Countermeasure Injury Table (XML – 18 KB)
Pandemic Influenza Countermeasure Injury Table Final Rule (PDF – 237 KB)
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Pandemic Influenza
Defense Health Agency Immunization Healthcare Branch (DHA-IHB)

You can find out more information about countermeasure claims at: https://www.hrsa.gov/cicp or contact Sherris Legal, P.A. for more information.