Claim Process for Crime Victims

Know your rights

You can protest or appeal any decision of the Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVCP) within 90 days of the date of the decision.

Common reasons we deny a claim:

  • No police report filed.
  • No signature on application.
  • Qualified felonies with unpaid legal financial obligations.

What to do if your claim is denied

Protest to CVCP

You may file a written request for reconsideration with CVCP. If you file for reconsideration, you should include the reasons you believe the decision is wrong and mail or fax it to:

  • Crime Victims Compensation
    PO Box 44520
    Olympia WA 98504-4520.
  • Fax 360-902-5333.

CVCP will review your request and advise you of their decision.

Appeal to the Board

You may file a written appeal with the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA). If you file an appeal, send it to:

  • Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
    PO Box 42401
    Olympia WA 98504-2401.

Or submit your appeal online at Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals (BIIA) (

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