Forms for Approved Benefits:
- Medical Benefits
- Mental Health Therapy for Adults
- Mental Health Therapy for Minors
- Loss of Wages
- Relocation Benefit
- Crime Related Travel
- Dental Benefits
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.
My Claim has Been Approved
- If your claim is approved for reparations, you should receive an approval packet in the mail, unless you have requested to be contacted through phone or email when a decision is made. Your approval letter will list the benefits that you have been approved for and will include accompanying forms. The approval letter will include the contact information for your assigned Reparation Officer, who will be your point of contact with UOVC for any approved claims you have.
- For Medical, Mental Health and Dental costs, UOVC functions essentially as a primary or secondary insurance and should be billed directly by the providers. If you receive home bills for medical services, please follow the instructions on the green Medical form so UOVC can be billed directly.
- Funeral or relocation costs can be paid to providers or reimbursed to the claimant/victim, if appropriate documentation is provided. Most other expenses are paid or reimbursed to the claimant/victim.
- UOVC is considered a payer of last resort: if the claimant/victim has health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Workers Compensation or other collateral, it must be used before UOVC can pay. Payouts from victim/offender’s auto insurance or money obtained from civil lawsuits are also considered collateral sources. A medical insurance waiver can be requested and considered on a case by case basis.
Payments can be made in the following categories. All expenses must be directly related to the crime to be considered for payment:
- Mental Health Therapy
- Loss of Wages
- Loss of Support to Dependents (Homicide only)
- Replacement services loss (child care, convalescent care, etc. Homicide only)
- Eye glasses, hearing aids, or other medically necessary devices
- Replacement of door locks or windows
- Crime-related travel
Additional expenses not listed here may be coverable, please speak to your Reparation Officer if you have questions about other expenses.
The following costs are NOT covered by the reparations program:
- Property theft, damage or loss
- Identity theft/fraud costs
- Pain, suffering and emotional distress
- Legal fees
- Schooling costs