Eligible individuals may be compensated for the following:
Medical Expenses Reasonable and necessary medical items and services may be paid or reimbursed to treat a covered countermeasure-related injury of an eligible individual. The payments or reimbursements for services or benefits are secondary to other forms of coverage.
Lost Employment Income The individual may receive compensation for loss of employment income incurred as a result of the covered countermeasure injury. The amount of compensation is based on income at the time of injury.
Survivor Death Benefits Death benefits may be paid to certain survivors of covered countermeasures recipients who have died as a direct result of the covered countermeasure injury.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the payer of last resort. Therefore, payments are reduced by those of other third party payers.
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.