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Types of Benefits

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the payer of last resort, which means CICP covers what remains unpaid or unpayable by other third parties, e.g., health insurance.

If eligible, you may be compensated for:

Medical Expenses

The unreimbursed medical items or services used to treat a covered countermeasure injury may qualify for reimbursement.  

Please Note:
These items and services must be reasonable and necessary, and not fully paid or reimbursed by insurance or government programs such as Medicaid or Veterans Benefits.

Lost Employment Income

If you were unable to work because of a covered countermeasure injury, you may qualify for lost employment income.

Please Note:
You must have been unable to work for more than 5 days to receive benefits.

Benefits to the Estate

If an individual injured as a result of a covered countermeasure dies (regardless of cause of death) before CICP has paid all medical and/or lost employment income benefits due, the individual’s estate (through its representative) may be eligible to receive those benefits.

Survivor Death Benefits

If the person who was administered or used the covered countermeasure dies as s result of his/her injuries, then certain survivors may be eligible for death benefits.  

Please Note:
Survivors must fit into one of the following specific categories which are in priority order: spouse, child(ren) and/or minor dependent(s) younger than the age of 18, beneficiary of the most recent life insurance policy, parent(s), and the legal guardian of a deceased minor.

News

Seasonal influenza vaccines are not covered countermeasures under the CICP. If you received the seasonal influenza vaccine or other vaccines covered by the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) such as tetanus or the human papillomavirus vaccine and think that you had an adverse reaction from one or a combination of these covered vaccines, see the VICP.

Contact Us

CICP@HRSA.gov
1-855-266-2427 (1-855-266-CICP)

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