Crime Victim Compensation

June 6, 2013  | 

Atorney General Jim Hood with crime victims at Christmas (4)The Victim Compensation Program provides financial assistance to innocent victims of violent crime and their eligible family members. The Program assists by reducing the financial burden resulting from a violent crime by reimbursing eligible victims/family members for their crime related expenses not covered by any other benefit source (insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, disability/death benefits, Workers’ Compensation, etc.). Limitations apply. The Program operates by revenue derived from fees, fines and assessments imposed on criminals, court ordered restitution and federal grants. An application process is used to determine if an applicant is eligible. Eligible applicants may be reimbursed for crime related expenses associated with

  • medical/dental treatment
  • rehabilitation
  • mental health services
  • lost wages
  • loss of support (dependent[s] of homicide victim)
  • tuition loss
  • funeral costs
  • limited transportation costs
  • repair/replacement of exterior windows, doors, and locks damaged during crime,
  • domestic violence temporary housing and relocation
  • crime scene cleanup

 

Resources:

Victim Compensation Application & Guidelines 2013

Crime Victims Bill of Rights Brochure 2013

Frequently Asked Questions

Providers – Victim Compensation Claim Status Request form

Online Victim Compensation Application Status Check

 


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