WI Department of Justice Crime Victim Compensation Program
P.O. Box 7951
Madison, WI 53707-7951
(608) 264-9497 Madison
V/TTY (608) 267-8902
Who is eligible?
- An innocent victim who suffers injury from a crime
- A dependent or legal representative of an innocent victim who has been killed as a result of a crime
- A person who is injured while aiding a crime victim or helping a police officer
- A person who suffers a reaction from the death of a family or household member
- Persons who are injured in automobile accidents cause by drunk drivers
What must I do to be eligible?
- The crime must have been reported to a law enforcement agency within 5 days of the crime.
- The applicant must file a claim within one year of the date of crime. This may be wavered in certain circumstances.
- The victim must be current with court ordered child support or maintenance payments.
Admissions has a supply of applications
Illinois Crime Victims Compensation
Who may apply?
- A person who was the victim of a violent crime in IL
- A survivor of a victim of a violent crime and dependent upon the victim for support
- A relative of hte victim and you incurred reasonable funeral and/or medical expenses
- A parent of a child who is a victim of violent crime
- An IL resident who became a victim of a violent crime in another state or country that does not have a compensation fund for crime victims
- A person under the age of 18 whose immediate family member is a victim of violent crime
What are the requirements?
- You must report the crime to authorities within 72 hours, unless prevented by exceptional circumstances, and cooperate fully with law enforcement officers
- The victim must not have contributed to his or her injury by engaging in wrongful conduct or provication.
- You may receive compensation for:
- medical and hospital expenses
- expenses incurred for counseling
- prosthetic appliances and accessibility costs
- eyeglasses and hearing aids
- loss of earnings or loss of suppoprt up to $1,000/month
- expenses for replacing the lost services a permanently disabled or fatally injured person would have performed for themselves or their family
- tuition reimbursement
- funeral and burial expenses up to a total of $5,000
- Total compensation may not exceed $27,000 per incident
- No compensation is available for property loss or damange
- No compensation is available for pain and suffering
Office of Crime Victim Services
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