Apr. 23.

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

What is the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP)?

This program was created under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (PL-99-660) and  enacted by Congress to compensate individuals who have been injured by vaccines. It  was  also to  institute vaccine safety reform for the general population. There are three govermnent offices that are involved with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which are:

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

What is the purpose of National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

The purpose of this program is to compensate individuals who were injured from U.S. licensed vaccines. The vaccines manufacturers did not want to go bankrupt, so the U.S. government created this program. You must file within three years from the first symptom, or 2 years from the death or 4 years  from the first symptom before death in order to be compensated for your injury.

How are individuals compensated and how is this program funded?

The U.S.  Courts of Federal claims decide who gets paid. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program is funded by an excise tax of .75 cent for each vaccine that is recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).For example, the measle- mump-rubella (MMR) is taxed about $2.25 because it prevent three separate diseases. The tax is collected and managed by the Department of Treasury.

How to file a claim?

Click on this link and follow the instructions.http://www.uscfc.uscourts.gov/

How to contact U.S. Courts of Federal Claims

U.S. Courts of Federal Claims

717 Madison Place, N.W.
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 357-6400

 

How to contact National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program?

National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP)
Parklawn Building, Room 11C-26
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Phone: 1-800-338-2382

 

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