- Completed applications are reviewed by claims examiners. All information in the application is verified by contacting the related law enforcement agency, employer, hospital, or other related agency or organization. Claims examiners make recommendations on the approval of applications to the program director who determines the outcome. The claimant is notified by mail of the determination and informed of the appeal process and the availability of pro bono legal services. If there is new or previously unavailable information, the claimant may file a Request for Reconsideration within 30 days of the initial determination. If the applicant disagrees with the determination, an Appeal must be filed within 30 days. The Appeals Board reviews the application, all supporting documents in the file, and the determination made by the Director. The Appeals Board may recommend a hearing if additional information is needed. A further appeal for judicial review may be made to the chief judge of the Superior Court within 30 days of an appeals board decision. All Requests for Reconsideration and Appeals are filed in the Crime Victims Compensation Program Office.