What type of financial assistance is available?

Claims may be approved for benefits up to a total of $50,000. In the case of extraordinary pecuniary losses resulting in a total and permanent disability, victims may be eligible for an additional $75,000 in benefits.

Upon approval, benefits may be awarded for the following:

  • Medical, hospital, physical therapy or nursing care.
  • Psychiatric care or counseling.
  • One-time relocation assistance for victims who are assaulted in the victim's place of residence, including victims of family violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking.
  • Loss of earnings or support.
  • Loss of wages and travel reimbursement due to participation in or attendance at the investigation, prosecutorial and judicial processes.
  • Care of a child or dependent.
  • Funeral and burial expenses.
  • Crime scene clean-up.
  • Replacement costs for clothing, bedding or other properly seized as evidence or endured unusable as the result of the investigation.
  • Attorney fees for assistance in filing the Crime Victims' Compensation application and in obtaining benefits if the claim is approved.
  • Loss of wages and travel to seek medical treatment or counseling.

Additional benefits for victims who have suffered an extraordinary pecuniary loss include:

  • Making a home or car accessible.
  • Job training and vocational rehabilitation.
  • Training in the use of special appliances.
  • Home health care.
  • Reimbursement of lost wages.
  • Rehabilitation technology, long term medical expenses and durable medical equipment.

Reimbursement for property damage or theft is not an eligible expense. Please note that financial assistance may be limited or unavailable depending on laws in effect when the crime occurred.

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1. Who may qualify?
2. Who is not eligible?
3. What crimes are covered?
4. What type of financial assistance is available?
5. How do I apply?
6. What are my rights to appeal when benefits have been reduced or denied?