Crime Victims' Compensation

The Crime Victims' Compensation program is available to assist victims of violent crime with expenses associated with the crime.  In order to receive financial assistance from the fund, victims must complete an application for benefits.  The fund is able to pay for a variety of expenses including:

In the case of catastrophic injuries resulting in a total and permanent disability, the victim may be eligible for $75,000 in benefits for:

Reimbursement for property damage or theft is not an eligible expense
The amount of compensation available for crimes that occur after September 1, 1997, is $50,000.  Crimes that occurred before that date have a $25,000 maximum.

What victims may qualify?

The Victim Services Program will assist you in applying for and obtaining benefits from Crime Victims' Compensation.  Please call DPS Victim Services for more information and an application or click on the link below for an application in English or Spanish.

For more information you may contact:

Texas Attorney General
Crime Victim Services Division
1-800-983-9933