Updated Order Continuing Suspension of Paper Filing Requirements in Pro Se Cases

Consistent with this court’s General Orders issued on 3/18/2020, 11/13/2020, 12/23/2020, 3/3/2021, and 9/12/2022, paper filing requirements in pro se cases are suspended until further order of the court. For more information, please see Updated General Order 2022-01 (Sept. 12, 2022).

Joint Administrative Order Reopening the National Courts Building

On September 9, 2022, the Chief Judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims issued a joint administrative order reopening the National Courts Building to the public effective Monday, September 12. Note that N-95, KN-95, or KF-94 masks are still required in public areas.

The full order can be found here.


33rd Judicial Conference

33rd Annual Judicial Conference Registration

Registration is now open for the court's 33rd Judicial Conference on October 20, 2022, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC!

Click here to register.

Vaccine Petitions – Electronic Service on Secretary of Health and Human Services

Electronic service of vaccine petitions on the Department of Health and Human Services is now available. To electronically serve a copy of your petition on HHS, please visit https://www.hrsa.gov/vaccine-compensation/index.html.

Message From the Chief Special Master

On behalf of the seven other special masters and staff attorneys, law clerks, and administrative staff who make up the Office of Special Masters, welcome! The Vaccine Program, as it is colloquially known, came into existence more than 30 years ago after an Act of Congress, and seeks to provide an expedited and fair means of adjudicating claims that a vaccine has caused an injury. Like the Court of Federal Claims itself, we at “OSM” are always mindful of our role as a tribunal that exists to permit citizens to bring claims against the United States. In the effort to ensure that all Vaccine Act claims receive fair consideration, we ultimately seek to serve the petitioners who bring these claims. Read more. For Chief Special Master Corcoran’s biography, please click here.

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