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Crime Victims

What is Crime Victim Compensation?

Crime Victim’s Compensation is a financial assistance program that helps eligible victims of crime with certain expenses related to the crime.

Eligibility

  • Be a United States resident with the crime occurring in Texas; United States citizenship is not required.
  • Report the crime to a law enforcement agency within a reasonable period of time, but not so late as to hamper the investigation.
  • File the Crime Victim’s Compensation application within three years of the date of the crime.

Covered Crimes

  • assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated robbery, kidnapping, homicide and other violent crimes.
  • Vehicular crimes that are covered include failure to stop and render aid, DWI, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, aggravated assault, intoxication manslaughter, and intoxication assault.

Available Assistance

  • Medical expenses up to $50,000.
  • Psychiatric care or counseling
  • One-time relocation assistance for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault who is victimized in the person’s place of residence
  • Loss of earnings or support
  • Loss of wages and travel reimbursement
  • Care of child or dependent
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Crime Scene clean up
  • Replacement costs for property seized as evidence and rendered unusable.

How to Apply

Contact Carl Hoglund, Crime Victim’s Liaison at (956) 681-2070 or visit her office located at the McAllen Police Department (1601 N. Bicentennial Blvd, McAllen, Texas 78501)

For additional information, you can visit the Texas Attorney General’s website.

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