Vaccine Injury Compensation Eligibility
- You may file a claim if you received a vaccine covered by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) and believe that you have been injured by this vaccine.
- You may also file a claim if you are a parent or legal guardian of a child or disabled adult who received a vaccine covered by the VICP and believe that the person was injured by this vaccine.
- You may file a claim if you are the legal representative of the estate of a deceased person who received a vaccine covered by the VICP and believe that the person’s death resulted from the vaccine injury.
- You may file a claim if you are not a United States citizen.
- Some people who receive vaccines outside of the U.S. may be eligible for compensation. The vaccines must have been covered by the VICP and given in the following circumstances:
- the injured person must have received a vaccine in the U.S. trust territories; or
- if the vaccine was administered outside of the U.S. or its trust territories:
- the injured person must have been a U.S. citizen serving in the military or a U.S. government employee, or have been a dependent of such a citizen; or
- the injured person must have received a vaccine manufactured by a vaccine company located in the U.S. and returned to the U.S. within 6 months after the date of vaccination.
In addition, to be eligible to file a claim, the effects of the person’s injury must have:
- lasted for more than 6 months after the vaccine was given; or
- resulted in a hospital stay and surgery; or
- resulted in death.