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
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.