The Pennsylvania Victims Compensation Assistance Program helps victims and their families ease the financial burdens they may face as a result of crime.
You may be eligible if:
· The crime occurred in Pennsylvania
· The crime was reported to law enforcement within 72 hours
· The crime occurred within the last five years.
Types of expenses that may be covered include:
· Medical expenses
· Counseling expenses
· Loss of earnings
· Loss of support
· Relocation expenses
· Funeral expenses
· Crime-scene clean-up
· Money stolen or defrauded from individuals on a fixed income, such as Social Security or a pension.
Information, brochures, and applications are available from VWSSP. We can assist you in filing a claim free of charge.