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Assistance for Victims of Violent Crimes

Through the Illinois Crime Victim's Compensation Act, the Court of Claims administers funding to victims of violent crimes who have inadequate insurance or no source of funds to cover expenses resulting from the crime, including medical bills, counseling, lost wages and other expenses.

To be eligible for assistance:

The following are some of the crimes covered by the Illinois Crime Victims Compensation Act.

There is a $27,000 award cap for uncovered expenses, including:

If you are a victim of a violent crime, please contact the Illinois Attorney General’s office at 800-228-3368 for assistance in completing your application. Law enforcement and hospitals can offer assistance. You may also contact the Illinois Court of Claims Clerk’s office in Springfield at 217-782-7101 or in Chicago at 312-814-5010. Help is also available through the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault or the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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