Personal property losses, including cash, are not eligible for reimbursement under the program. The program also cannot reimburse applicants for expenses related to the prosecution of an alleged perpetrator or compensate applicants for "pain and suffering."
However, losses not covered by the program may be recoverable, either through court-ordered restitution as a part of a convicted perpetrator's criminal sentence or through the enforcement of a judgment obtained in a civil lawsuit against the alleged perpetrator.
Who is Eligible
The victim of the crime who suffers physical and/or emotional injury or a survivor of a person who dies as a direct result of the crime
Anyone legally dependent upon the victim for support
Anyone who was present during the crime and who has a close relationship with the victim
Anyone who must receive psychological treatment as a result of the crime or who should be included in the psychological treatment of the victim
Anyone who takes legal responsibility and/or pays for a victim's medical or burial expenses
How to Qualify
The crime must be reported to law enforcement
The victim must cooperate in the investigation and prosecution of any known suspects
The victim must not have contributed to the events which lead up to the crime