The process begins with the victim or claimant filling out the claim form and ends with a decision by the Crime Victims Compensation Board or Administrator.
Once the claim is completed and mailed to the Crime Victims Compensation Board headquarters, the staff logs the claim into the database and assigns a claim number to the application. The claim is then forwarded to the appropriate victim advocate. Contact information and a claim number are sent by mail to the claimant after the claim is logged in.
The documentation process is carried out by the appropriate victim advocate. A police report is requested, along with any other forms and reports that may be needed to determine out-of-pocket expenses. After the appropriate victim advocate gathers all necessary information, the completed claim is forwarded back to the Crime Victims’ Compensation Program for decision. Claims usually take several months to complete due to all of the documentation that is required.