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What types of victimization qualify for compensation?
The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) specifically requires compensation to crime victims and survivors of victims of criminal violence for certain expenses resulting from physical injury from a compensable crime as defined by the state.
VOCA places priority on violent crime, but it does not prohibit coverage of nonviolent crimes. States may choose to broaden the range of compensable crimes to include those involving threats of injury or economic crime where victims are traumatized but not physically injured. Please keep in mind that eligibility requirements, in the end, are left up to the State.
Please contact your State Victim Compensation Program for additional information. The National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards may also be able to provide some assistance.
Last Updated: 9/13/2012
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