Crime Victim Compensation

Who is Eligible?

  • An innocent victim who suffers injury from a crime.
  • A dependent or legal representative of an innocent victim who has been killed as a result of a crime.
  • A person who is injured while aiding a crime victim or helping a police officer.
  • A person who suffers a reaction from the death of a family or household member.
  • Persons who are injured in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver.
  • Persons who report the crime to law enforcement within five days in most cases.
  • Persons who did not cause or contribute to the crime.
  • Persons who cooperated with law enforcement.

What Compensation may be Paid?

  • Injury or death benefit up to $40,000.
  • Medical, hospital, surgical, pharmacy, and mental health expenses.
  • Lost wages.
  • Loss of support to dependents of victims.
  • Reasonable replacement cost of clothing or bedding held as evidence.
  • Reasonable replacement value for property held as evidence or made unusable by lab testing.
  • Reasonable costs for securing and cleaning a scene up to $1,000.
  • Cost of homemaker services.
  • Funeral services up to $2,000.
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