Compensation for Medical Expenses From a Crime

Victims of crimes who suffer from physical injuries as a result of a crime may be eligible for state compensation to cover medical expenses, psychological counseling, partial loss of earnings, or funeral expenses which were incurred as a result of their victimization.

Qualifications for Criminal Injuries Compensation

  • The crime occurred in Virginia and resulted in physical injury or death.
  • The crime was reported to law enforcement within 120 hours after it happened unless good cause for delay is shown.
  • The victim cooperated with law enforcement and was willing to prosecute in court.
  • The value of the claim, not paid by other sources, must be at least $100.
  • The crime did not involve a motor vehicle accident unless it was a result of a violation of the Drunk Driving Statute or the injuries were intentionally inflicted.
If you meet this criteria, please contact the Victim/Witness Office.