Program Description

The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is a Federal "no-fault" system designed to compensate individuals, or families of individuals, who have been injured by childhood vaccines, whether administered in the private or public sector. The VICP is a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system for resolving vaccine injury claims that provides compensation to people found to be injured by certain vaccines. The U. S. Court of Federal Claims decides who will be paid. Three Federal government offices have a role in the VICP:

  • The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • The U.S. Court of Federal Claims (the Court)

The VICP is located in the HHS, Health Resources and Services Administration, Healthcare Systems Bureau, Division of Vaccine Injury Compensation.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you or your family/household members must be suffering from an injury or illness caused by a vaccine.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For information on how to file a claim, please visit:

Program Contact Information

You may also call the following toll-free number:

Or write the program office:

Further information may be obtained from the following website:

For a list of vaccines that are covered by this program, check the following site:

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