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I am a U.S. citizen, living in another country, and I have been a victim of terrorism. How may I obtain assistance?
Victims of international terrorism may receive reimbursement from the International Terrorism Victim... Read More
Last updated:  08/26/2015

How can I order OVC publications and products?
Many OVC publications and products are available in hardcopy and can be ordered from the National Cr... Read More
Last updated:  04/10/2013

How many casualties resulted from international terrorist attacks involving United States citizens?
The most recent tally of Americans killed as a result of terrorist attacks can be found in the U.S. ... Read More
Last updated:  01/09/2012

What is the difference between the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) and the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)?
Individuals are not eligible to apply for AEAP, but U.S. citizens who have suffered direct physical ... Read More
Last updated:  07/20/2015

What is the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program?
The International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) is an expense reimbursemen... Read More
Last updated:  07/27/2015

How does the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) work?
The International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) operates much like a state... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How is the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) funded?
Funding for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) comes from th... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What regulations apply to the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
The rules and regulations that govern the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Progr... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Who qualifies for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
To be eligible for reimbursement of expenses under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbu... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How do I apply to the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
Submitting an International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) application requ... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What expenses are covered under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
The International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) covers five categories of ... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What expenses are not covered under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
Those not directly related to the terrorist incident. Those that exceed the category caps. Those... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Are there limits on the reimbursement amounts under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
Yes. For each expense category, an individual claim cannot exceed the following amounts: Medica... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

For the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), what if more than one family member has expenses and wants reimbursement under the victim’s claim?
If a number of family members have expenses that are eligible for reimbursement, such as travel to a... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

When submitted an International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) claim, does everything have to be consolidated into one claim per victim?
Yes. The only exception is under the mental health care expense category. Each family member is elig... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Can I file more than one claim through the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) if I have additional or ongoing expenses?
Yes. If you have additional expenses or on-going expenses directly related to the terrorist incident... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Can someone help me with completing my application for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
Yes. Please call the ITVERP Resource Center toll-free at 1-800-363-0441. ITVERP staff is available b... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What documentation do I need for my International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) application?
Copies of valid government issued identification, official documentation showing your relationship w... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What if I don’t have the documentation which is required to apply for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
If you do not have the required documentation to show you incurred the expense that you are requesti... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

When applying for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), how is a designated act of international terrorism defined?
For an incident to be considered an international act of terrorism for the purposes of ITVERP, the i... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

What is a collateral source under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
A collateral source is another source of payment for expenses. Because ITVERP can only provide reimb... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

Are there any deadlines I should be aware of when applying for the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?
Yes. Generally the filing deadline is three years from the date of the terrorist incident. However t... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How long does the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) application process take?
Processing time varies. The application process involves verification of expenses and whether the ex... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015

How is my International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) reimbursement award determined?
Once your eligibility is determined and all required supporting documents are received and collatera... Read More
Last updated:  08/21/2015
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