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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.