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NCJ Number: 149525 Find in a Library
Title: Victims' Rights: The Complete Guide to Crime Victim Compensation
Author(s): W L Ginsburg
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: Sphinx Publishing
Clearwater, FL 34617
Publication Number: ISBN 0-913825-82-4
Sale Source: Sphinx Publishing
1725 Clearwater-Largo Rd. S
P.O. Box 25
Clearwater, FL 34617
United States of America
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written for crime victims, this volume provides instructions on how to determine eligibility for compensation and how to obtain compensation.
Abstract: The text notes that States vary in their definitions of crimes appropriate for compensation. In some cases, survivors or dependents of victims may be eligible for compensation. Victims must usually file their claims in the State where the crime took place. They should be aware of disqualifying factors, the nature of covered expenses, the proof required, time limitations, the procedures for filing a claim, appeals, their other rights, and sources of help. The volume includes a State-by-State summary of laws, including eligibility requirements, compensable crimes, the maximum award, emergency funds, the time limit for reporting the crime, the time limit for filing an application for compensation, processing time for emergency funds, time limit for first appeal, method of payment, compensable losses, and other requirements. Index and appended forms and addresses of State agencies
Main Term(s): Victim compensation
Index Term(s): Criminology; Financial assistance to victims; Victim services
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