The following links also provide important information about eligibility:

The agency provides a safety net for individuals who have no other way to pay for costs – including but not limited to medical bills, counseling expenses, burial and funeral costs, and lost wages – resulting from being victims of crime. Family members of crime victims also may be eligible for help.

Victim Financial Assistance

 Victims who suffer physical or psychological injury or death as a direct result of criminally injurious conduct may be eligible to receive reparations for crime related expenses.  This includes family members and dependents of deceased victims or representatives acting on behalf of victims.

  • To be eligible the crime must have occurred within state jurisdiction or the victim must be a resident of the state if the crime occurred in a location where reparations are not available. 
  • UOVC can only consider reparations for crimes that happened on or after January 1, 1987.  
  • The crime must have been reported to law enforcement and the applicant must be cooperative with the investigation and prosecution.