Upon receipt of a Crime Victim's Application for Compensation form, the Case Manager requests copies of documentation of the crime, since there must be documented proof that the victim meets eligibility requirements before financial assistance can be provided. Documentation may be obtained from law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorneys, related community agencies (i.e. the Department of Health and Welfare, Child Protective Services), witnesses, physicians, service providers, etc. The victim/claimant may be requested to provide additional information about the criminal incident.
Once the requested information is received, a determination is made to award benefits or deny the claim. The victim/claimant will receive written notification from the Crime Victims Compensation Program of the decision.