Joint Administrative Order Updated National Courts Building Protocols

Masks are no longer required to enter the National Courts Building.

The full order can be found here.

General Order Regarding 2022 Holiday Closings

The United States Court of Federal Claims will be closed on Friday, November 25, 2022. Additionally, the Court will close at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, December 23, 2022.

The full order can be found here.

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).

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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