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Which Costs May be Paid



Medical:

Your crime related hospital, doctor, dentist, ambulance, physical therapy bills, medications, medical supplies and equipment may be eligible for reimbursement. Things you can no longer do for yourself or your family because of crime injuries, such as cleaning, cooking, laundry, grocery shopping, mowing, and childcare expenses may be reimbursed. Transportation costs to go for medical care may also be considered for reimbursement.

Counseling:

Your counseling/therapy bills if you are the victim, along with certain family members related to you may be considered for reimbursement. These family members include spouses, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, and in-laws (including mother, father, and sons, daughters, brothers or sisters in-law). Also includes step-relations. People living with you, your fiancée, or someone responsible for your welfare may be considered for reimbursement. Also, a person who sees a violent crime or finds the body of a murder victim may have their counseling/therapy bills paid.

Loss of Earnings:

If you were unable to work because of crime injuries, you may be eligible for reimbursement of your lost pay.  If your family members were unable to work because they provided care for you or did things for you such as cleaning, cooking, laundry, grocery shopping, mowing, and childcare, etc., their loss of earnings may be reimbursed. Parents, children and the spouse of a murder victim may also apply for loss of earnings because they were unable to work in order to make funeral arrangements or due to mental trauma following the crime.

Loss of Support:

You may receive an award for the money you lost because the person who financially supported you or your family was murdered. For example, if a person that was murdered had been court ordered to pay or was paying child support before they were murdered; you may be eligible for a loss of support award for that child.

Stolen Benefit Cash:

If your primary source of money comes from one of the following benefits, social security, pension/retirement, disability, or court-ordered child/spousal support, and money was stolen from you in a crime, you may be eligible for reimbursement of up to one month of that benefit.

Relocation:

If you were a victim of crime and need to immediately relocate for your safety and health, some moving costs may be reimbursed.

Funeral:

In homicide cases, any person who assumes the obligation or who pays for the funeral or burial expenses is eligible to file a claim for reimbursement of those costs. Reimbursement of costs may include burial, funeral service, memorial meal, flowers, burial clothing for the person who died, and other related expenses.

Crime-Scene Cleanup:

You may be reimbursed for the costs related to the reasonable and necessary costs of cleaning the crime scene of a private residence. Cleaning means to remove blood or stains, bodily fluids, food, paint or other materials used to deface property or other dirt or debris caused by the processing of the crime scene.