What compensation may be awarded?
The actual amount of compensation, if any, depends upon the facts of each case. Do not try to decide for yourself whether you are eligible. If you have any doubt, file a claim and the Board will decide. Compensation to crime victims is limited in many ways, including:
- Maximum total dollars - $25,000
- Maximum funeral expenses - $5,000, including up to $500 in grief counseling for the spouse, children, parents or siblings of the person who died
- Up to $350 for each week of lost earnings or lost support (in the case of a death)
- 35 visits of psychological counseling for the injured person, at up to $80/hour for a licensed therapist or counselor or up to $125/hour for a licensed psychologist or physician
- $500 for crime scene cleanup
- Losses resulting from an injury or death are awarded only if a person has no insurance or public assistance available
- Victim must have suffered a serious financial hardship
Sexual assault victims who underwent a sexual assault forensic exam (sometimes called a SANE exam) are not responsible for the costs of those examinations. A sexual assault victim has the option of either billing their insurance or having the provider bill SAFE Response; contact SAFE Response at 517-335-SAFE (517-335-7233).
The actual amount of compensation, if any, depends upon the facts of each case. Do not try to decide for yourself whether you are eligible. Please review the State's Crime Victim Compensation Brochurefor more information.
Note: The minimum loss requirements will be waived for persons retired by reason of age or disability, and for the expense of forensic medical exams for sexual assault victims.