Eligible Expenses

Funeral


For crimes occurring on or after July 1, 2005, up to $6000.00 may be reimbursed for expenses related to the funeral, cremation, or burial of a deceased victim. For crimes occurring between July 1, 1999 and July 1, 2005, the compensable rate was $5000.00.

Future Economic Loss


Needed services which cannot be obtained without prior approval of the victim’s compensation claim or payment in advance from the victim. To submit a request for future economic loss, include an itemized list of expenses you expect to incur, along with an explanation regarding the expense. If the expense is for dental work or surgery necessary to repair damage from the criminal accident, ask the attending physician to write an accurate estimate which clearly states the work to be performed and the cost. The attending physician should relate, in writing, the need for medical treatment due to injuries sustained during the crime.

Income Loss


Loss of income from work the victim would have performed if he/she had not been injured. Work loss must be verified by the employer and the attending physician. Effective July 1, 1999, caregiver work loss can be awarded up to $2,000.00, if the work loss is verified by the victim’s physician and an employer’s certificate from the caregiver’s employer is filed. Caregiver work loss may only be awarded to persons who have non-reimbursed wage loss due to caring for an injured victim of crime.

Loss of Support


In the event of the death of a victim, the Board may consider providing reimbursement for loss of support to a dependent based on the victim’s net income at the time of death, less any collateral sources such as: Life insurance (over $50,000.00), Social Security, Worker’s Compensation, uninsured motorist coverage, or 3rd party reimbursements. Monthly installments or a lump sum award is at the discretion of the Board.

Medical & Dental


This includes products, services, and accommodations for medical care. For crimes occurring on or after July 1, 2004, medical related fees will be paid up to 80% of the maximum allowance. For crimes before July 1, 2004, medical related fees could be paid up to 100% of the maximum allowance.

Rehabilitation


This includes such things as physical and psychological therapy, rehabilitative occupation training, and other remedial treatment and care.

Crime Scene Cleanup


Crime scene cleanup can be covered up to $2,000.00, effective November 1, 2009.

Replacement Services


Expenses reasonably incurred in obtaining ordinary and necessary services in place of those the victim would have performed for the benefit of self or family, if the victim had not been injured.

Important Notice


Pain and suffering and personal property are not allowable expenses under the Crime Victims Compensation Act.