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Am I Eligible? 

To receive financial help from the Victims Compensation Assistance Program, you must:  

  • Be a victim of a crime that happened in Pennsylvania or a Pennsylvania resident who was injured or killed in a foreign country that does not have and
  • compensation program, and
  • Report the crime or file a Protection from Abuse Order (PFA) 
  • Cooperate with the police, courts and the Victims Compensation Assistance Program
  • File the claim for compensation within 5 years of the crime
  • Have a minimum loss of at least $50 because of the crime (if you are less than 60 years old).

  • The Victims Compensation Assistance Program will not reimburse you for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Stolen or damaged property (except some medical items such as canes, wheelchairs, eyeglasses, hearing aids or medications).