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COMPENSATION FUND

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CRIME CLEAN OF TEXAS

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL -- TEXAS

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VICTIMS OF CRIME, ASSAULT, MURDER, HOMICIDE, RAPE AND OTHER CRIMES ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR REIMBURSEMENT FROM TEXAS CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION FUND FOR QUALIFIED OUT-OF-POCKET EXPENSES.

DEATH, CRIME AND TRAUMA SCENE CLEAN-UP, PERFORMED BY CRIME CLEAN OF TEXAS, IS AN APPROVED, REIMBURSEABLE EXPENSE UNDER THE TEXAS VICTIMS' OF CRIME COMPENSATION FUND. 

The Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Fund, administered by the Office of the Attorney General, is a financial assistance program that helps eligible victims with certain expenses related to a crime.  The program is funded by court costs paid by criminals in Texas and deposited into the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Fund.

Crimes covered by the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Program may include sexual assault, kidnapping, robbery, assault, 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.  

Claims under the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Fund may be approved for benefits up to a total of $50,000.  In the case of catastrophic injuries resulting in a total and permanent disability, victims may be eligible for an additional $75,000 in benefits.  

To obtain an application form directly from the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Division, you may call 1-800-983-9933.  Professional staff are available to assist you.

Crime scene clean-up is a covered expense under the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Fund.
Crime Clean of Texas

assists eligible customers with the application process required to receive financial assistance from the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Fund.  If you have, or will incur, crime scene clean-up expenses, you are eligible to apply for financial assistance through the Texas Crime Victims' Compensation Fund.   Application forms should be completed and submitted in a timely manner by individuals and entities that may be eligible for financial assistance.    Qualifying individuals may be reimbursed up to $750 for crime scene clean-up expenses not reimbursed by insurance or other sources.  In some cases, the reimbursement amount covers the total charges for Crime Clean of Texas' services.   

WHO MAY QUALIFY?

  • An innocent victim of crime who suffers substantial threat of physical and/or emotional harm or death;
  • A dependent of a victim;
  • An authorized individual acting on behalf of a victim;
  • An intervenor who goes to the aid of a victim or peace officer;
  • A person who legally assumes the obligations or voluntarily pays certain expenses related to the crime on behalf of the victim;
  • Immediate family or household members related by blood or marriage who require counseling as a result of the crime;
  • A peace officer, fire fighter or individual who has a duty to protect the public and who is injured in a crime.

 

TYPE OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Upon approval, benefits may be awarded for the following:

  • medical, hospital, physical therapy or nursing care
  • psychiatric care or counseling
  • one-time relocation assistance for victims of family violence or a victim of sexual assault who is assaulted in the victims' place of residence;
  • loss of earnings or support
  • loss of wages and travel reimbursement due to participation in, or attendance at, the investigation, prosecutorial and judicial processes;
  • care of a child or dependent
  • funeral and burial expenses
  • CRIME SCENE CLEAN-UP
  • replacement costs for clothing, bedding or other property seized as evidence or rendered unusable as the result of the investigation;
  • attorney fees for assistance in filing the Crime Victims' Compensation application and in obtaining benefits, if the claim is approved;
  • loss of wages and travel to seek medical treatment or counseling.

Additional benefits for victims who have suffered a catastrophic injury include:

  • making a home or car accessible;
  • job training and vocational rehabilitation;
  • training in the use of special appliances;
  • home health care
  • reimbursement of lost wages
  • rehabilitation technology, long term medical expenses and durable medical equipment.

 

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CRIME VICTIMS' COMPENSATION DIVISION

VICTIMS & FAMILY MEMBERS    

Toll Free Telephone Number

                                         1-800-983-9933

                                                                               AUSTIN Tx. CALLERS  (512) 936-1200

    CRIME VICTIMS' APPLICATION FORM

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Much of the data contained on this page is taken from written material provided by the Office of the Attorney General Crime Victim Service Division.  It is provided for informational purposes only.  Policies, procedures, covered charges, and eligibility requirements may change at any time without notice to Crime Clean of Texas.  Crime Clean of Texas, Inc. is an independent corporation not affiliated with this program or the Office of the Attorney General.  

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