Claim Process for Crime Victims

Settlements & Recoveries

If you receive any money from a settlement with an insurance company or from a lawsuit, you must reimburse the Crime Victims Compensation Program (CVCP) for expenses we paid.

For example, a settlement could come from:

  • Auto, life, or homeowner insurance.
  • Legal action such as civil or criminal suit, including third-party liability.

You are entitled to 25% of the net amount you receive (after attorney fees and other costs). Then, the CVCP will be reimbursed for benefits paid.

Depending on the amount you receive, payment of your benefits may stop after you receive a settlement. If this happens, your benefits could resume later, depending on how long your claim remains open.

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