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Compensable Costs

  • Medical expenses
  • Mental health counseling: up to $3,000 for adults, $6,000 for children (also for secondary victims)
  • Physical or occupational therapy, or rehabilitation.
  • Lost wages: not to exceed 52 weeks or $10,000
  • Loss of support to dependents (where victim is deceased and social security is denied): up to $2,500 per dependent, not to exceed $7,500 per victimization
  • Funerals: up to $6,000
  • Crime scene clean up; not to exceed $1,000
  • Replacement of clothing held as evidence by law enforcement: not to exceed $100 (does not apply where victim is deceased)
  • Temporary emergency food and housing (made necessary as a result of the crime): not to exceed 120 days or $400 for food costs and $3,000 for housing costs
  • Moving Expenses: (necessary as a result of the crime, where the health and safety of the victim are jeopardized) up to $1,500, not to exceed 120 days.
  • Transportation Costs: to participate in the investigation or prosecution of the case, or to receive medical treatment or some other service necessary as a result of the crime $100 for local; and $500 for necessary out of state travel to receive services.
  • Replacement of doors, windows, locks or other items to secure the victims' home: up to $1000.
  • Reimbursement for Rental of an automobile while the victims' car is being held as evidence by law enforcement: up to $2000.
  • Attorneys fees- to assist in the Appeal of a determination only: not to exceed $500 or 10 percent of award, whichever is less
  • Emergency award: not to exceed $1,000
Contact
Crime Victims Compensation Program

Court Building A
515 5th Street, NW, Room 109
Washington, DC 20001

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

Exceptions
All government holidays

Telephone Numbers

Aisha Ivey-Nixon, Program Director

202-879-4216

202-879-4230