Idaho Public Health Plan for Crime Victims Compensation - Crime Victims Compensation Program

Crime Victims Compensation Program

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What is Crime Victims Compensation Program?

The Idaho Crime Victims Compensation Program was established in 1986 to provide assistance to innocent victims of crime for financial losses associated with a crime when other resources are not available to cover those expenses. The program believes that offenders should be held accountable for costs associated with their criminal activity, and actively pursues restitution for crime-related costs.

Who is it for?

Crime Victims Compensation

Who is Eligible?

  • The crime must have been committed in the state of Idaho after July 1, 1986. (Victims of crimes in other states should contact the Crime Victims Compensation Program in that state for information on filing a claim).
  • The crime must be reported to law enforcement officials within 72 hours of the crime or there must be documented good cause why it is not.
  • The victim/claimant must fully cooperate with law enforcement officials in the investigation and prosecution of the crime.
  • The victim/claimant must file a claim with the Idaho Crime Victims Compensation Program within one year of the crime or show good cause why they did not.
  • The victim's/claimant's own misconduct must not have caused or contributed to the injury (Depending on the misconduct, eligibility may be denied or the award reduced).

What is Covered?

Expenses including Medical, Counseling, Wage loss, Dependent death benefits, Funeral costs. The total amount of benefits paid on any single case, regardless of benefit type, will not exceed $25,000.

How much is it?

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How to Apply?

By Mail: Send a completed Application (English or Spanish) and required documentation to: Crime Victims Compensation Program, P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0041.By Phone: Call 208-334-6080 or 800-950-2110 for assistanceBy Fax: Fax a completed Application (English or Spanish) and required documentation to 208-332-7559

What Types of Expenses Can Be Compensated?

The Crime Victims Compensation Program provides funds for treatment expenses to the victim/claimant after all other sources of payment have been exhausted, up to a maximum of $25,000. When your claim is approved, payment may be made for reasonable expenses which are the direct result of the crime, including:

  • Medical.Payments may be made for physician and hospital services, medicine, and other approved treatment.
  • Counseling.A maximum benefit of $2,500 for mental health treatment is available. Additional benefits may be available for victims who are experiencing extenuating circumstances related to their mental health care. Family members of sexual assault, domestic abuse, physical child abuse, kidnapping or homicide victims may also be eligible for counseling benefits.
  • Wage loss.Compensation may be provided for lost wages if the victim loses more than one week of work as a result of his/her injuries. The victim must have had a total, actual loss of wages due to injuries suffered as a result of the crime. Compensation is paid at a rate of 66% of the victim's weekly wage at the time of the crime, subject to a maximum of $175 per week.
  • Dependent death benefits.Compensation may be provided for dependents (a spouse or child under the age of 18) of a victim who is deceased due to the crime, and who was employed at the time of the crime. Compensation is paid at a rate of 66% of the victim's weekly wage at the time of the crime, subject to a maximum of $175 per week.
  • Funeral expenses.Benefits may be paid for funeral expenses up to a maximum of $5,000.
  • The total amount of benefits paid on any single case, regardless of benefit type, cannot exceed $25,000.All payments made by the Crime Victims Compensation Program on behalf of victims will be based on the fee schedule established for the program under IDAPA 17.05.01.010.

Who may be eligible?

To be eligible to receive financial assistance, the following conditions must be met:

  • The crime must have been committed in the state of Idaho after July 1, 1986. (Victims of crime occurring in other states can contact theCrime Victims Compensation Program in that statefor information on where to file a claim.)
  • The crime must be reported to law enforcement officials within 72 hours of the crime or there must be documented good cause why it is not.
  • The victim/claimant must fully cooperate with law enforcement officials in the investigation and prosecution of the crime.
  • The victim/claimant must file a claim with the Idaho Crime Victims Compensation Program within one year of the crime or show good cause why they did not.
  • The victim's/claimant's own misconduct must not have caused or contributed to the injury (Depending on the misconduct, eligibility may be denied or the award reduced.).

What If There Is Insurance Or Another Source to Cover Part of the Losses?

Insurance benefits and other available resources must be used or exhausted prior to payment of benefits by the Crime Victims Compensation Program. If benefits from these sources do not cover the full amount of the expense, funds from the Crime Victims Compensation Program may be applied to the remaining obligations such as co-pays and deductibles.

Other sources for payment include: health insurance, life insurance, Medicaid/Medicare, veterans benefits, workers' compensation, Social Security, disability insurance, sick leave paid by employers, auto policies, Indian Health Services, restitution from the offender, and employee assistance programs.

Does There Have To Be An Arrest Or Conviction Before Compensation Will Be Paid?

No, the offender does not have to be convicted for the victim to be eligible for compensation. However, there needs to be sufficient evidence to show there was a crime committed, and a victim/claimant must fully cooperate with law enforcement and court officials.

Who Can File A Claim?

  • A victim
  • The spouse or children of a deceased victim
  • Authorized persons, such as a parent or legal guardian of a victim who is a minor

How Is The Claim Processed?

Upon receipt of a Crime Victim's Application for Compensation Benefits, copies of the investigative reports are requested to provide documentation that the victim meets eligibility requirements before financial assistance can be provided. Documentation may be obtained from law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorneys, related community agencies (i.e. the Department of Health & Welfare, Child Protective Service), witnesses, physicians, services providers, etc. The victim/claimant may be requested to provide additional information about the criminal incident.

Once the requested information is received, an eligibility determination is made. The victim/claimant will receive written notification from the Crime Victims Compensation Program of the decision.

What if I am not satisfied with the decision?

If you disagree with a decision the program has made regarding eligibility for benefits or payment of a claim, an eligible claimant may file an appeal of this decision within 20 days of the date of the decision. An eligible claimant may also file a request for a hearing on the disputed matter within 45 days of the date of the decision. Hearings are held by the Adjudication Department of the Industrial Commission at locations as near to the victim/claimant as possible.

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    12400 W OVERLAND RD
    BOISE, ID 83709
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