Did you know that you may be able to receive financial help from the Crime Victim Compensation Program? This program can pay victims back for certain types of out-of-pocket expenses for physical or emotional injuries received as a direct result of a crime. These expenses include medical bills, counseling costs, funeral bills, and lost wages and support. This is not the same as restitution. You may be able to receive money to help you with some of your medical bills even before you go to court.
You will have to meet certain conditions to receive Crime Victim Compensation benefits, but you can file for benefits immediately following the crime even if no arrest has been made. If you would like more information on the benefits available, or how to apply for compensation, please contact our office at 703-777-0417 for assistance.