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  • I have a question about my Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claim.
    Questions about Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) claims should be directed to the U.S. Dep... Read More
    Last Updated: March 30, 2011

  • What is victim compensation?
    All states and territories receive Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds through the Office for Victims ... Read More
    Last Updated: February 6, 2018

  • Who is eligible for victim compensation?
    Victim compensation eligibility is determined by each State Victim Compensation Program. For addit... Read More
    Last Updated: September 2, 2011

  • Do taxpayer dollars contribute to the Crime Victims Fund?
    To date, Crime Victims Fund (Fund) dollars have always come from individuals convicted of federal cr... Read More
    Last Updated: April 27, 2012

  • Where can I learn about the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) Crime Victims Fund and the allocation of money to victims?
    Information about the Crime Victims Fund is available in the Crime Victims Fund Fact Sheet from the ... Read More
    Last Updated: April 27, 2012

  • Do you wish to recognize the extraordinary efforts of individuals, organizations, teams, or programs that demonstrate outstanding achievements in supporting victims and victim services?
    The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) annually recognizes individuals, organizations, teams, and pro... Read More
    Last Updated: September 12, 2017

  • I am a crime victim, how can I get help?
    Help in your area is available from your State/Local Victim Compensation and Assistance programs. As... Read More
    Last Updated: January 5, 2018

  • What is the difference between compensation and restitution?
    Restitution is a court action that requires perpetrators to make financial payments to their victims... Read More
    Last Updated: August 27, 2015

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