How To Apply for Arizona Victim Compensation

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The Quickest Way To Apply for Arizona Victim Compensation

Did you suffer physical harm, mental distress, or financial loss due to a violent crime in one of the Arizona counties? Besides dealing with injuries and trauma, you probably also have to handle medical, counseling, and other crime-related expenses. If these costs represent a financial burden, you should consider applying for Arizona victim compensation.

and learn how to apply for the Crime Victim Compensation Program in Arizona in under two minutes. Handle financial issues stress-free, and take time to heal from the trauma without worrying about the money.

Learn About the Arizona Crime Victim Compensation Program

The Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) has created the Crime Victim Compensation Program to provide financial help to victims of assault, domestic violence, and other violent crimes.

The program covers most crime-related expenses of:

  1. Individuals who got injured in a crime that took place in Arizona
  2. Family members or dependents of Arizona homicide victims
  3. Arizona residents who were victims of international terrorism, such as the 9/11 attack

The ACJC administers the program at the state level, but each county has its own compensation coordinator. You need to apply for the program in the same county where the crime happened.

The AZ Crime Victim Compensation Program is the last resort payer. Before you apply for the program, you need to use all other collateral sources first. Some of the sources can be insurance, Medicaid, restitution, donation, and similar.

The maximum award that a victim can get through the compensation program in Arizona is $25,000. The ACJC gets the money for the victims of violent crimes fund from:

Do You Qualify for Arizona Crime Victim Compensation?

To be eligible to apply for the Crime Victim Compensation Program in Arizona, you have to:

  • Be physically injured or mentally distressed in a crime
  • Have lost your job because of crime-related injuries
  • Have reported the incident to the police in the first 72 hours
  • Cooperate with the police during the investigation and prosecution
  • Apply for the program no later than two years after the crime

The Crime Victim Compensation Board will reject your application if you:

  • Participated in an illegal activity that resulted in injuries
  • Refuse to cooperate with the police
  • Were incarcerated at the time of the crime

Apply for Arizona Crime Victim Compensation in a Flash With DoNotPay

If you’re interested in applying for the Crime Victim Compensation Program in Arizona but don’t understand the application process, DoNotPay is here to help you out. Why waste hours filing your crime victim compensation application if you can finish everything in a few clicks by using our convenient app?

To apply for the program in a matter of minutes, do the following:

  1. Open our Compensation for Crime Victims product
  2. Tell us whether you’re the victim or the family member of the victim
  3. Respond to our questions about the crime and your expenses
  4. Verify your signature

DoNotPay will fill out the necessary forms and send your application to the appropriate office.

You can use our app to apply for crime victim compensation in any state, including:

Which Costs Are Covered by the AZ Crime Victim Compensation Program?

The Crime Victim Compensation Program in Arizona covers the following crime-related expenses:

Covered CostsHighest Compensable Amounts

Medical and dental expenses, including:

    • Examination
    • Treatments
    • Prescriptions
Not specified
Mental health counseling for up to 36 months from the first session$5,000

Lost wages for victims who suffered crime-related injuries

Minimum wage

Lost support for dependents of homicide victims



Travel for:

    • Medical care
    • Counseling appointments
    • Court proceeding

Crime scene cleanup

$2,000 for professional care

$500 for supply purchase

The program doesn’t cover pain and suffering, attorney fees, and property loss or repair.

Find Out What Happens After You Apply for Crime Victim Compensation in Arizona

Once you send your application to the Attorney’s Office of the county where the crime occurred, the compensation coordinator will develop the case. He or she will review your application and collect the necessary documentation, such as police reports and bills or invoices for the crime-related expenses. The coordinator will then conduct a meeting with the members of the board, who will make a decision.

If the board rejects your application, you can file an appeal. You should send an appeal letter to the appropriate office in your county within 30 days of being informed about the outcome of your claim. To find the address of your county’s Attorney’s Office, consult the Compensation Program page on the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission website.

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