A victim who suffers personal physical injury or death as a result of a crime, trying to prevent a crime or apprehending a criminal. If a minor, the claim must be filed by the victim's parent or legal guardian.
A parent, grandparent, spouse, sibling or child of a homicide victim who dies as a result of the crime.
Any person legally dependent for principal support from a victim who dies as a result of the crime.
Any person who takes responsibility for funeral expenses of a homicide victim
Who is Not Eligible to File a Claim
Benefits may be reduced or denied if the victim:
Participated in the crime
Engaged in illegal activity
Contributed to the crime
Knowingly or intentionally submitted false or forged information to the Criminal Injury Compensation Fund
Did not cooperate with law enforcement agencies
The following qualifications must be met to file for a claim:
The crime occurred in Virginia or resulted from an act of foreign terrorism and resulted in physical injury or death.
The crime was reported to law enforcement within 120 hours after occurrence unless good cause for the delay is shown.
The victim cooperated with law enforcement and was willing to prosecute in court.
The value of the claim amounts to at least $100.
The crime did not involve a motor vehicle accident unless it was a result of a violation of the Drunk Driving Statute or the injuries were intentionally inflicted.
A Virginia resident who suffers a compensable crime in a country or territory without a compensation program may be eligible.