Vermont Public Health Plan for Crime Victim Compensation - Victims Compensation Program

Victims Compensation Program

$0

Apply For This Plan

Zip Code05401
Apply Now

Program Details

What is Victims Compensation Program?

Helps pay health care expenses that are the result of a violent crime

Who is it for?

Crime Victim Compensation

Who is Eligible?

Must be a Vermont resident. Must be a victim of a crime who has sustained emotional harm, bodily harm, death, or pregnancy as the direct result of the commission or attempted commission of a crime (such as Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Physical Abuse, Assault, Homicide, DUI) which occurred in Vermont after July 1, 1987, or was committed against a Vermont resident in a state or country that does not have a Compensation Program. Must be an intervener who is injured or killed in an attempt to assist a victim. Must be a surviving immediate family member of a homicide victim, including a spouse, domestic partner, parent, sibling, child, grandparent or other survivor who may suffer severe emotional harm as a result of the victim's death. Must report the crime to law enforcement agency except for rape exams, HIV counseling and testing, Post Exposure Prophylaxis drug treatment, and limited mental health counseling in which does not require the victim to report the incident to police.

What is Covered?

Medical and Dental services, Mental Health Counseling, Funeral costs, Lost wages, Gas, Crime Scene Clean-up, Rent/Relocation, Security, Child Care, Travel expenses, Limited Pet care/injury/death, Temporary living expenses, Eyeglasses, Prescriptions

How much is it?

$0

How to Apply?

Complete all pages of the Application (English, Spanish, Bosnian, French, Somali, Vietnamese) and mail it, along with copies of your sign-up checklist items, to Victims Compensation Program 58 S. Main St., Suite 1, Waterbury, VT 05676-1599

Who is considered a crime victim?

A person who has sustained emotional harm, bodily harm, death, or pregnancy as the direct result of the commission or attempted commission of a crime which occurred in Vermont, or was committed against a Vermont resident in a state or country that does not have a Compensation Program.

When would a victim be denied?

Per statute, if a victim violated a criminal law of this state which caused or contributed to the victim's injuries or death at the time of the crime.

Is there a time limit in which a victim/survivor must file an application with the Victims Compensation Program?

No, an application can be submitted at any time following the commission of a crime. However, the longer you wait to submit an application, the harder it is for our Program to obtain the necessary police documentation to determine your eligibility.

What is the maximum cap allowed per eligible Compensation Claim?

$10,000

How long does it take for a claim to be approved for payment?

Once the Program has determined eligibility and have bills and supporting documentation a payment can be made, but the amount may be limited due to policy caps on a specific loss.

Does the money go directly to the victim?

Reimbursement is made directly to the victim for their out of pocket expenses. Otherwise, the money will be paid directly to the service providers, such as hospitals, doctors, or funeral homes.

What are factors that may delay the processing of a victim/survivor's claim?

  • the Program is unable to obtain the necessary documentation from law enforcement to determine eligibility
  • the application is not signed or dated in the appropriate places
  • we do not receive proper verification such as an itemized bill, medical records, or an explanation of benefits from an insurance company
  • the victim has retained a private attorney to represent them in an insurance/civil suit

What if there is insurance or reimbursement from other sources?

Since the Victims Compensation Program is payer of last resort, if any sources of reimbursement are available, the sources must be used first before any compensation payment can be made. Applicants are responsible for informing the Program of all of the available reimbursement sources, including the following:

  • Medical, health, dental, vision insurance, and life insurance
  • auto insurance
  • public program benefits (public aid, workers compensation)
  • homeowner's/renter's insurance
  • civil lawsuit/auto insurance recoveries

What must the victim/survivor do to be eligible for Compensation?

  • the crime was committed in Vermont, or was committed against a Vermont residence in a state or country that does not have a Compensation Program
  • the crime has been reported to a law enforcement official, who must conclude that a crime was committed
  • the victim suffered physical injury or emotional harm as a direct result of a crime.
  • the crime was committed after July 1, 1987
  • the victim did not violate a criminal law of this state which caused or contributed to his or her injuries or death
  • immediate family members of a homicide victim are also eligible
  • fill out, date, and sign a Victims Compensation Program application

What is the procedure once an application is received by the Compensation Program?

Once the application is received, it is assigned to a claims specialist who will assist in the processing of a victim's application. The application is entered into our database, and the victim will receive a letter from the Program indicating that we have received your application and we are in the process of obtaining the necessary documentation to determine eligibility.
If a victim has outstanding bills at the time they should include them with the application. If a victim has insurance, all losses must be submitted though a victim's insurance first. The Compensation Program is required to verify that each loss that is submitted is directly related to the crime.

Physicians that accept medicaid assignment

/
Please select the correct zip
YANKEE MEDICAL INC
View All Details
HEATHER, LAROSE
View All Details
THOMAS, REILLY
View All Details
BARBARA, WORGAN
View All Details
LINDA, SCOTT
View All Details
GREEN MOUNTAIN INTERNAL MEDICINE PLC
View All Details
WALGREENS #19449
View All Details
GENE MOORE MD P LLC
View All Details
JOSEPH, PEPITONE
View All Details
CVS PHARMACY # 11037
View All Details
RICHARD E KAST MD PC
View All Details
MARION, POPE
View All Details
MATTHEW, JAENICKE
View All Details
KATHERINE, ANDERSON
View All Details
KARLA, MARTINEZ-DULMER
View All Details
LINCOLN, HEATH
View All Details
MICHELLE, SHEPARD
View All Details
EIKE, BLOHM
View All Details
SARA, CHASE
View All Details
NEUROLOGICAL ASSOCIATES OF VT
View All Details
ASSOCIATES IN GASTROENTEROLOGY
View All Details
MAURA, GUYER
View All Details
RITE AID PHARMACY 10316
View All Details
LISA, ANDERSON
View All Details
RADIATION MEDICINE AFFILIATES, INC
View All Details
YANKEE MEDICAL INC
View All Details
  • Phone Number
    (802) 863-4591
  • Office Locations
    276 NORTH AVE
    BURLINGTON, VT 05401
276 NORTH AVE BURLINGTON VT, 05401

get free advice

Speak With A Licensed Agent

Call (800) 984-8015

Learn More

HealthPocket is a free information source designed to help consumers find medical coverage. Whether you are looking for Medicare, Medicaid or an individual health insurance plan, we will help you find the right healthcare option and save on your out of pocket healthcare costs. We receive our data from government, non-profit and private sources, and you should confirm key provisions of your coverage with your selected health plan. If you select a plan presented on our site, you will be directed (via a click or a call) to one of our partners who can help you with your application. Our website is not a health insurance agency and not affiliated with and does not represent or endorse any health plan. HealthPocket, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Health Plan Intermediaries Holdings LLC (NASDAQ: HIIQ)

Medicaid & Public Health Programs Found