Victim/Witness will provide assistance with the victims’ compensation assistance program and restitution claims by providing direct assistance with filing the application and follow-up on claims. We do not have any influence on the determination of eligibility. However, we will strongly advocate on the behalf of all clients.
Victims' Compensation will cover...
Counseling for those who lived with the victim at the time of the crime
Loss of earnings for the individual responsible for funeral arrangements (up to one week)
Loss of support for the financial dependents of the victims
Funeral expenses are covered for any person who assumes financial responsibility and has a minimum $100 out-of-pocket expense. (Items that can be compensated include: funeral, cemetery, plot, grave marker, luncheon and clothing for the victim)
Medical expenses that resulted from the crime are considered for compensation if the deceased was a minor child, spouse or dependent of the claimant.
Victims' Compensation will not cover...
Pain and Suffering
Vehicle-related injuries (unless inflicted in a DUI-related crash)
Loss of wages of less that two weeks
Please be aware, however, that if you agree to settle your case at the Magisterial District Judge level, you may sacrifice your VCAP eligibility.
Restitution may cover...
Restitution will not cover...
Pain and Suffering
VWAP will offer assistance with seeking other financial remedies such as insurance claims, public assistance, civil remedies and other alternatives.
What Our Clients Are Saying
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