What is crime victim compensation?
- Crime victim compensation may pay some of the costs incurred as the result of a person being injured or killed during a crime.
- Crime victim compensation does not pay for stolen or damaged property.
- Crime victim compensation does not reimburse costs paid by medical insurance, auto insurance, homeowner's insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, worker's compensation, veteran's benefits, social security benefits, or any other source.
Up to $25,000 total in eligible costs, including:
- Up to $350 for each week of lost earnings or support
- Out-of-pocket costs, such as medical services required by the victim's injury
- Funeral expenses, up to $5,000
- Grief counseling for certain family members, up to $500
- Up to $500 for crime scene clean-up if the crime occurred in the victim's home or the home of certain family members
- Up to 35 hours of psychological counseling