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:
The unreimbursed medical items or services used to treat a covered countermeasure injury may qualify for reimbursement.
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.
If you were unable to work because of a covered countermeasure injury, you may qualify for lost employment income.
You must have been unable to work for more than 5 days to receive benefits.
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.
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.
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.
Last Reviewed: March 2017
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.
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