National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP)

Have you recently received a vaccine? Are you having trouble lifting your arm? Have you been diagnosed with a vaccine-related injury? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, USClaims can help.

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Seeking Compensation for Your Vaccine Injury?

Congress established the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) in 1986. This program has compensated thousands of people who have experienced adverse vaccine responses with billions of dollars.

How Does the NVICP Claim Process Work?

For vaccine-related injuries, there is a unique process. Claims are filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, D.C. The NVICP claim process can take as little as 6 months or as long as a few years.

A brief video published by The Federal Judicial Center describes the process in detail.

  1. A Claim for a Vaccine-Related Injury is Filed

    A claim is filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims against the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services.

  2. The NVICP Claim Review Process Begins

    Two government agencies review the claim and make compensation recommendations:

    • The Department of Health and Human Services conducts a medical review of the petition.
    • The Department of Justice issues a legal report including the medical review and submits it to the US Court of Federal Claims.
    • A court-appointed special master looks at the report, holds a hearing, and then decides.
  3. Court steps in

    If the government agencies do not recommend compensation or, if the parties dispute the special masters findings, then the Court of Federal Claims will decide whether compensation to the injured person is appropriate.

Who Can File an NVICP Claim?*


Anyone who received a vaccine covered by the NVICP and believes they were injured by it. You do not need to be a US citizen to receive compensation.

Legal Representatives

The legal representative of the estate of a deceased person who received a vaccine covered by the NVICP and believes that the person’s death resulted from the vaccine injury.

Additionally, the Symptoms of a Vaccine Injury Must Meet At Least 1 of the Following Criteria

  • Last for more than 6 months after the vaccine is given
  • OR
  • Result in a hospital stay and surgery
  • OR
  • Result in death

Nearly 59% of flu vaccine related claims have been compensated.

NOTE: The flu shot is a covered vaccine in the National Vaccine Compensation Program (NVICP).
NOTE: There are resources available online to assist in your search for a vaccine lawyer, including and USClaims has recently become a sponsor of the VIP Bar Association, with the mission to improve awareness around vaccine compensation options and attorney resources available for vaccine claims.
NOTE: You do need an attorney to receive funding from USClaims.
NOTE: *Who Can File an NVICP Claim for more info click here

Which Vaccines Are Covered by the NVICP?

If the vaccine you received is not within the “Covered” list shown, then it is not covered by the NVICP.

Covered Not Covered
Flu Shot Vaccine COVID-19 Vaccines are NOT COVERED
Diphtheria and Tetanus vaccines (e.g., DTaP, DTP, DT, Td, or TT) Pneumovax v23; or Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV, PPV) vaccine
Pertussis vaccines (e.g., DTP, DTaP, P, Tdap, DTP-Hib) Zostavax; or Herpes zoster (shingles) vaccine
Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccines (e.g., MMR, MR, M, R) Rabies vaccine
Polio vaccines (e.g., OPV or IPV) Anthrax
Hepatitis A vaccines (e.g., HAV) Smallpox
Hepatitis B vaccines (e.g., HBV) Yellow Fever
Haemophilus influenza type b vaccines (e.g., Hib) Tuberculosis (TB)
Varicella vaccines (e.g., VZV) Typhoid Fever
Rotavirus vaccines (e.g., RV)
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (e.g., PCV)
Human Papillomavirus vaccines (e.g., HPV)
Meningococcal vaccines (e.g., MCV4, MPSV4, recombinant)
Click here for more information on covered vaccines by

Which Vaccine-Related Injuries are Covered by the NVICP?

  • SIRVA (Shoulder Injury)
  • GBS (Guillain-Barre Syndrome)
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (liver inflammation)
  • Intussusception (intestine telescopes into itself)
  • Pemphigus (blistering of the skin)
  • Brachial Neuritis (muscle weakness from atrophy)
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa (widespread inflammation)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis or JRA
  • Neuromyelitis Optica (inflammation of optic nerve and spinal)
  • Thrombocytopenia Purpura (purple bruises)
  • Dermatomyositis or JDM (red rash)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS or RSD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
  • Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)
  • Encephalitis (brain inflammation)
  • Transverse Myelitis (spinal cord inflammation)
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura (small blood vessel bleeding)
  • Linear IGA Bullous Dermatosis
  • Syncope (Fainting)
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (inflammation of blood vessels in your nose)
*Lost Wages from Vaccine Injuries are compensable

How USClaims Can Help With Vaccine Injury Compensation

Pursuing compensation from the NVICP is a process and takes time. Often petitioners struggle to work due to the adverse effects of the vaccine-related injury and fall behind on bills. While you wait for a successful outcome of your claim, USClaims can provide you with the cash you need to pay your bills and personal expenses.

  • Quick and Easy To Get Started

    • No credit score requirement
    • No monthly payments (this is not a loan1)
    • Quick and efficient funding process (a USClaims representative will coordinate everything)
    • Minimal Documents needed from your attorney:
      • Proof of vaccine (date and type)
      • Medical records for treatment of vaccine reaction
      • Petition filed in the Federal Court of Claims (if filed)
  • Receive Your Cash Advance Within 24 Hours2

    • Request as little as $500
    • Use your money to pay for any living expenses.
    • Choice of several ways to receive your funds (check, wire, ACH, cash pick-up)
  • 100% Risk-Free

    • If your NVICP claim is denied, you owe USClaims nothing
    • No payment to USClaims until your claim is settled
    • 2X CAP3 on the amount funded
  1. Claimants in Missouri, Arizona, and South Carolina would receive a non-recourse loan.
  2. Funding typically happens within 24 business day hours of USClaims’ receipt of a fully signed funding contract.
  3. 2X CAP may not be applicable for all types of cases and/or jurisdictions.

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Additional Information on the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP)

If you would like additional information on the NVICP and vaccine compensation, we recommend you check out the following government web pages:

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