You may be eligible for Crime Victims Compensation in PA as a result of the following:

  1. If you have sustained physical injury as a direct result of a crime of violence, or
  2. If you are legally dependant for support upon a person who has sustained physical injury or death as a direct result of a crime or violence, or
  3. If you have legally assumed or voluntarily paid the medical or burial expenses incurred as a direct result of a death caused by a crime of violence.
Requirements of victims

  1. Crime was committed in PA
  2. Crime was reported within 72 hours
  3. Victim must fully cooperate with law enforcement
  4. Un-reimbursable expenses must exceed $100 (victims 60 years of age or older are exempt from the $100 requirement)
Compensation will not be paid:

  1. for stolen or damaged property
  2. for pain and suffering
  3. to the offender responsible for the commission of a crime.
  4. for injuries involving the use of a motor vehicle unless the vehicle was intentionally used to inflict injury or DUI charges are involved.