COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Compensation Programs

Did you have a severe reaction to the COVID-19 vaccine? The CICP – Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program is currently the ONLY way to get compensation for a COVID-19 vaccine injury.

IMPORTANT: We have concluded that there is nothing our attorneys can do to help you in filing a claim in the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program. This doesn’t mean you should or should not file a claim in the CICP, simply that we do not believe there is a role for effective legal representation in the CICP administrative process.

How to File for Compensation in the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program – CICP

You can file a claim electronically at this website: https://injurycompensation.hrsa.gov/DICPSubmit/

Follow the instructions on the right column of the webpage titled: Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program (CICP). 

IMPORTANT: You have exactly 1-year from the date of your COVID vaccination to file a claim. If you file even one day after the deadline, you will be ineligible.

Contacting the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program

Unfortunately, our law firm is not able to assist you in filing a claim in the Countermeasures Compensation Program.  However, you can contact the CICP directly with your questions:

Phone: 1-855-266-2427 (1-855-266-CICP)
Email: [email protected]
Mail: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration
Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program
5600 Fishers Lane, 08N146B
Rockville, MD 20857

Vaccine Injury Compensation Program – VICP

The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program covers vaccines like the flu shot, MMR, DTap, HPV, pneumonia, and other childhood vaccines. THE VICP DOES NOT COVER THE COVID-19 VACCINE. The attorneys at mctlaw are advocating to move COVID-19 vaccines OUT of the CICP and into the VICP. We strongly believe that everyone injured by the COVID-19 vaccine deserves the same access to compensation in the long-established Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Vaccine Injury Compensation Program - VICP
Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program - CICP
Deadline to File a Vaccine Injury Claim
3 years from the onset of vaccine injury symptoms. For death claims, filed within 2 years of death.
1 year from the date of the vaccination
Available compensation for vaccine injury
  1. Past and future out-of-pocket medical expenses
  2. Past and future lost income
  3. Past and future pain and suffering, up to $250,000
  4. Survivor benefit
  1. Reasonable out-of-pocket medical expenses
  2. Lost income up to $50,000 a year
  3. Survivor benefit
Are Attorney’s Fees Paid by program?
Yes. Paid for by VICP on behalf of the client
No. Attorney’s Fees NOT Paid by CICP
How many cases were compensated last year?
927 cases compensated in 2022
12 cases deemed eligible for compensation as of Dec. 1, 2022
What is the total amount compensated?
In 2022 the total compensation from the VICP was $230 million
From 2010-Dec 1, 2022 the total compensation from the CICP was only $6 million
Appeal
Yes, Appeal VICP decisions all the way up to the Supreme Court
No judicial appeal opportunity at all. CICP makes final decision
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IMPORTANT: We do not provide medical advice of any kind or vaccination exemption assistance.

Laws Proposed to Modernize Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) May Include COVID-19 Shots

Legislation to Modernize Vaccine Program

On June 10, 2021, a bipartisan group of United States Representatives introduced a bill to modernize the current Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). The key elements of the bill would:

  1. Speed up the time it takes to add new vaccines to the VICP.
  2. Increase the statute of limitation to file a claim from 3 years to 5 years.
  3. Add more judges to the program so claims are processed faster.
  4. Increases the amount of damages that can be awarded 
  5. Expands the types of vaccines that can be covered by the VICP to include adult vaccines in addition to childhood vaccinations.

This proposed legislation could add COVID-19 vaccines into the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), making it easier for people with severe reactions to file a claim in the program. We will update you as the bill proceeds through the lawmaking process.

Is There Anything Else I Can Do Now?

  1. File a patient report in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and save a copy of it.

    The VAERS database tracks side effects from vaccinations like COVID-19. The VAERS staff tracks down vaccine doses and matches them to people reporting side effects within days. This massive database is managed by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and CDC (Centers for Disease Control).

  2.  Sign the Change.org petition asking the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to add COVID-19 vaccines to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
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FILE A VAERS REPORT

You’ll be directed to the online VAERS report form at the completion of the pre-claim COVID-19 vaccine injury questionnaire

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Sign the Change.org Petition

Ask the Secretary of HHS to add COVID-19 vaccines to the VICP now.

SIgn Up to Know If COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries are moved to the VICP

You’ll be among the first to know if the VICP opens up for claims.

IMPORTANT: We do not provide medical advice of any kind or vaccination exemption assistance.

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Our Attorneys in the News about COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries

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Altom Maglio interviewed by Reuters

Reuters’ Article on cICP

Attorney Altom Maglio is interviewed by Reuters about the “black hole” for  COVID-19 vaccine injury compensation and what can be done to make the program better.

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Altom Maglio interviewed by Bloomberg Law News

Bloomberg Law Article on Covid-19 Vaccine

Managing Partner, Altom Maglio, interviewed by Bloomberg over Covid-19 shot and the VICP. 

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Altom Maglio interviewed by CNBC

CNBC Article on Compensation for Rare COVID-19 Vaccine Injuries

Altom Maglio, Managing Partner, interviewed by CNBC regarding limited compensation available for victims of covid vaccine injuries.

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Altom Maglio interviewed by Bloomberg Law News

Bloomberg Law Article on VICP

Managing Partner, Altom Maglio, interviewed by Bloomberg over changes to the vaccine program and what it means for COVID injuries.

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Anne Toale Interviewed by WSB-TV in Atlanta

Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2 Story on CICP

WSB Channel 2 explains the difference between VICP and CICP and why the Countermeasures program is a black hole of secrecy.

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POYNTER.org – SIRVA in News Briefs

“SIRVA is the vaccine injury you have never heard of- and there’s a ‘court’ for it.

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Anne Toale Interviewed by USA TODAY

Reuters’ USA TODAY on Last Minute Changes to Vaccine Program

“‘The worst possible time’: HHS gives cold shoulder to victims of common vaccine injury.”
By Ken Alltucker

Interview with Anne Toale
Anne Toale Interviewed by Fox 4 News

ABC 7 News Interview with Anne Toale and her Vaccine Injury Client

ABC 7 News Anchor Jacqueline Matter interviews Attorney Anne Toale and her former vaccine injury client Curtis Devlin about the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and COVID-19 vaccines.

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Anne Toale Interviewed by Fox 4 News

Fox 4 News at 6pm – Kansas City

“Metro healthcare worker describes severe allergic reaction to COVID-19 vaccine.” Reporter: Kera Mashek

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Anne Toale Interviewed by Bloomberg News

Bloomberg Article on COVID-19 Vaccine Compensation

“The Rush for a Vaccine Leaves Little Recourse for Anyone It Harms” By Valerie Bauman and Susan Decker

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Anne Toale Interviewed by USA TODAY

RUSA TODAY Article on CICP

“Government program tapped to pay for COVID-19 vaccine injuries rarely sides with consumers.” By Ken Alltucker

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Anne Toale Interviewed by Associated Press

Associated Press Article on CICP

“Rare vaccine injury claims steered to obscure federal office.”  By Bernard Condon and Matt Sedensky

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Anne Toale Interviewed by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Associated Press Article on CICP

“Can your employer make you get the COVID-19 vaccine? Legal experts say the answer is yes.”  By Bruce Vielmetti

Altom Maglio Interviewed about CICP
Altom Maglio Interviewed by network news crew

CNBC Interview About CICP

Attorney Altom Maglio interviewed on camera for an upcoming network news story on the pitfalls of the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program and why the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is the right place for COVID-19 claims.

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Altom Maglio Featured Speaker

Attorney Altom Maglio’s presentation: Legal Issues Raised from Adverse Medical Side-Effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine

FAQ about COVID-19 Vaccine Injury Compensation

Is the Covid-19 vaccine covered in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

No. It is covered under the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program. 

How do I get compensation for a Covid-19 Vaccine injury? 

The CICP – Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program is currently the ONLY way to get compensation for a COVID-19 vaccine injury.

How do I file a claim in the CICP? 

You can file a claim electronically at this website: https://injurycompensation.hrsa.gov/DICPSubmit/

Can you help me file a claim in the CICP?

Unfortunately, our law firm is not able to assist you in filing a claim in the Countermeasures Compensation Program.

How long do I have to file a claim?

There’s a one year filing deadline.

How do I contact the CICP? 

Phone: 1-855-266-2427 (1-855-266-CICP)

Email: [email protected]

Mail: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Health Resources and Services Administration

Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program

5600 Fishers Lane, 08N146B

Rockville, MD 20857

Will Covid-19 Vaccines ever be covered under the VICP? 

Right now, we are unsure. In order for that to happen, three things must occur: 

  1. The vaccine must be recommended for routine administration to children
  2. Congress must impose an excise tax on each dose of the vaccine
  3. Covid-19 vaccine must be added to the vaccine injury table

Should I file in the CICP or wait to file in the VICP? 

There’s a strict one-year time limit to file in the CICP. We do not know if and when the Covid-19 vaccine may be added to the VICP. If you wait for that, you could potentially miss your opportunity to file in the CICP. 

COVID-19 Vaccine News

  • New Suggestions to Fix the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program for COVID-19 Injuries


  • FDA Warns The public About J&J COVID-19 Vaccine for Neurological Complications


  • FDA Approves Third COVID-19 Vaccine


Content Reviewed by Anne Carrión Toale – Vaccine Injury Lawyer

Anne Toale, Attorney at MCTLaw

Anne Carrión Toale, Esq. is a vaccine injury attorney at mctlaw. Anne helps vaccine injury clients get compensation from the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) before the Vaccine Court in the United States Court of Federal Claims. Ms. Toale has served as past president of the Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association, where she provided education and assistance to other attorneys throughout the United States practicing in the area of vaccine injury compensation.

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COVID-19 VACCINE INJURY COMPENSATION

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