International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program
The International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) is intended to alleviate some of the financial hardships victims may encounter. The program reimburses victims of terrorism outside the United States for related expenses. The list of eligible expenses includes out-of-pocket costs related to funeral, burial, mental health counseling, medical care, property loss, repair and replacement, and miscellaneous expenses such as temporary lodging, local transportation, telephone costs, and emergency travel.
Eligible claimants are those who, on the date that the act of terrorism occurred, were nationals of the United States or officers or employees of the Federal Government, including contractors. Coverage under ITVERP is retroactive to events occurring on or after December 21, 1988. The final regulations for ITVERP's administration were published in the Federal Register in September 2006, and the program began accepting applications for reimbursement that October.