Florida Attorney General - www.myfloridalegal.com
This link provides information for victims of crime concerning how to apply
for Crime Victims Compensation, the downloadable application, the benefits
available to victims, and other valuable information.
Dennis Nicewander - www.locatethelaw.org
Dennis Nicewander is an Assistant State Attorney in Ft.
Lauderdale who provides an excellent analysis of Florida appellate court
decisions regarding the prosecution of sex crimes and child abuse.
Florida Statutes - www.leg.state.fl.us
Our Florida Statutes can be found at this site along with legislation
that has been introduced in the House or Senate.
Victim Compensation Benefits
July 1, 2010
NOTE: Victim Compensation benefits may be reduced without prior notice to the
award recipient or service provider based on availability of funding.
Total victim compensation benefits cannot exceed the maximum award amount of $15,000 per claim, exceptions are as follows: $30,000 for catastrophic injury, $25,000 for loss of support.
|Economic Loss||Up to|
|Wage Loss (one year from crime date up to 66% of the salary not to exceed WC max)||$15,000|
|Parent Wage loss (one year from crime date up to 66% of the salary not to exceed WC max)||$15,000|
|Loss of Support||$25,000|
|Medical/Dental Treatment Expenses ***||Up to|
|Expenses are payable for services provided within one year after the date of the crime. Requests for payment of treatment received beyond one year from the date of the crime must be approved by the Bureau Chief. To obtain a waiver beyond the one year, the victim must submit documentation from a physician explaining the medical necessity of the treatment and why the treatment could not be provided within one year of the crime date.||$7,500|
|Mental Health Counseling ***||Up to|
|Adult and Minor victims for impatient crisis stabilization not to exceed 7 days||$7,500|
|Injured Adult victims||$2,500|
|Minor Witness Victims||$2,500|
|Adult or Minor victims of a forcible felony (non injury)||$2,500|
|Grief counseling for surviving minor child, minor step-child, minor sibling, minor step-sibling or other minor dependent (combined total benefit cannot exceed $7,500 payout)||$7,500|
|Grief counseling for surviving spouse, parents, step-parents, adult child, adult stepchild, adult siblings, adult step-siblings or adult dependent, (combined total payout cannot exceed $7,500 payout)||$2,500|
|Related funeral expenses||$0|
|Domestic Violence Relocation (one time payment)||$1,500|
|Sexual Battery forensic examinations (separate program and application)||$500|
|*** Provider payments are authorized at 50 percent, however, payments may be reduced based on availability of funding and cannot exceed cap limits. ***|