NORTH DAKOTA CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION
Who Can Get Help?
- Innocent victims who have been physically or emotionally injured, in a violent crime in North Dakota or where a compensation program is not available, and required medical care.
- North Dakota residents injured by an act of terrorism in a foreign country.
- Dependents of a homicide victim.
- Individuals who assume responsibility for funeral and/or medical expenses of a homicide victim.
What Must I Do To Get Help?
- You must report the crime to law enforcement within 72 hours.
- You must file an application within one year of the date of reporting the crime to law enforcement.
- You must cooperate with the investigation and prosecution of the offender.
- You must NOT have been assisting in, or committing a criminal act causing your injuries.
What Help Is Available?
- Reasonable medical, and mental health treatment and prescribed medication.
- Wage loss.
- Replacement services loss (expenses incurred for services the claimant would normally have performed).
- Funeral expenses.
- Dependent's economic loss (loss of deceased's wages).
What Are The Limits On Awards?
- Wage loss is limited to an award of not more than $300.00 per week.
- Allowable funeral expenses are limited to $5,000.00.
- Total recovery may not exceed $25,000.00.
What Other Resources Are Considered?
- This fund is a secondary source which pays only for loss not paid by other sources, such as, but not limited to: medical insurance, medical assistance, medicare, sick leave or annual leave paid by the employer, social security, workers compensation or other disability benefits.
What If There Is Recovery From The Offender?
- If restitution is paid, expenses paid by the program must be reimbursed.
- If there is recovery through civil suit, reimbursement may be required for expenses already paid, or a claim may be denied if the recovery is more than the victim's economic loss.
- The program must be informed, in writing, of any impending civil suit.
What About Property Loss?
- No recovery is available for property loss or damage.
If all the statements below are true, you may be able to get help from the Crime Victims Compensation Program for crime related expenses.
- The crime was reported to police within 72 hours (three days) of the crime or discovery of the crime.
- This application is being filed within one year of the date of reporting the crime to law enforcement.
- The victim suffered physical or emotional injuries as a result of a violent crime, drunk driving, or hit and run.
- The victim cooperated with the reasonable requests of law enforcement.
- The victim did NOT provoke or incite the crime.
- The victim was NOT assisting in, attempting to, or committing a criminal act at the time he/she was injured.
- The applicant is the victim, or a parent or guardian who is responsible for the victim's care and expenses.
For further information please contact:
CRIME VICTIMS COMPENSATION PROGRAM
Division of Adult Services
ND Department of Corrections
PO BOX 1898 Bismarck, ND 58502-1898
(701) 328-6195 1-800-445-2322 (in state only)
ND Relay TDD: 1-800-366-6888
Non-Discrimination: The State of North Dakota does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services, and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.
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