Crime Victim Compensation Program

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
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Have you or a loved one been injured in a vehicular or boating accident due to a crime including drunk driving, hit and run and/or recklessness? Do you not have insurance or insufficient insurance to cover these bills?

If so, you may be entitled to benefits through the Iowa Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General facilitates the Crime Victim Compensation Program.

According to the Iowa Attorney General Website, this program is funded by fines and penalties paid by criminals – not by taxpayer dollars.

According to the website, the program pays for crime-related expenses such as medical care, counseling, lost wages, and funeral expenseswhen costs are not covered by insurance or other sources. The program can also pay for crime scene clean-up, replacement of clothing held as evidence, replacement of security items, child or dependent care, and travel.

The Iowa Administrative Code governs this program. Here is a link to the administrative code.

We understand the legal implications of obtaining such benefits, including any effects it may or may not have on your personal injury case.  If you are injured and a victim of such a crime, the Spellman Law Firm can help you navigate through this process.  Don’t struggle through this alone. Contact Spellman Law Firm.

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