Assistance for Victims of Violent Crimes Court of Claims


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. The court also handles appeals of crime victim compensation determinations issued by the Illinois Attorney General.

To be eligible for assistance: The following are some of the crimes covered by the Illinois Crime Victims Compensation Act. August 7, 2022, the award cap for claims increases from $27,000 to $45,000 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.

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