Italy operates a program to provide financial compensation for victims of terrorism, but does not have a program for compensating victims of other violent or personal crime.
Police report. Yes, the crime must be reported to the local prefect's office where the crime occurred.
Filing period. Within 3 months after the last judicial decision.
Foreign citizen eligibility. Citizens of foreign countries who are victims of terrorism are eligible to apply for compensation.
No application form exists. Victims must report the crime in writing to the prefect's office, the Ufficio di Gabinetto della Prefettura, and provide the date, location, injuries, and losses resulting from the crime.
Benefits and Award Limits
In the case of a death, the monetary maximum compensation is established at EUR118.000,00. Victims who suffer damage equal to 25 percent of partial disability are also entitled to a lifetime monthly allowance of EUR268. In the case of a partial disability, the monetary compensation is based on a percentage established by a medical committee. Each percentage point is equal to EUR1.180,00.
Compensable costs. None at this time. The Italian government is currently working on a bill to compensate costs (e.g., medical expenses, mental health counseling, rehabilitation, travel expenses, etc.).
Emergency awards. After the Italian authorities determine the origin of the crime, victims can apply for 90 percent of the monetary compensation before the last judicial decision is made.
Funding sources. The program is funded by state appropriations.
Ministero dell'Interno (Ministry of the Interior), Direzione Centrale Diritti Civili (Central Direction Civil Rights), Cittadinanza e Minoranze (Citizenship and Minorities), Area I-Speciali Elargizioni (Department 1-Special Compensation Program), Vittime Terrorismo (Victims of Terrorism), Piazza del Viminale, 00184 Rome