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Crime Victims Compensation Online Form

The Crime Victims Compensation Program (Program) provides financial reimbursement to victims of violent crime who meet certain eligibility requirements.

A “victim” is defined by statute as one of the following:

  • Person killed or injured in Illinois

  • Parent, spouse or child of a person killed or injured in Illinois

  • Person killed or injured while attempting to aid a victim

  • Person killed or injured in Illinois while assisting law enforcement

  • Personal witness to a crime

  • Person called as a witness by the prosecution to establish a nexus

  • An Illinois resident injured in a country without a Compensation Program

  • For the purpose of receiving counseling expenses only, person under the age of 18 who is the brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister of a person killed or injured in Illinois

Reimbursement is available for the following types of crime-related expenses:


Funeral and Burial


Tattoo Removal

Lost Wages

Counseling and Transportation


Loss of Dependent Support

Tuition Loss


Crime Scene Cleanup

Replacement Costs

Replacement Service Loss

Please note: this program cannot by law reimburse you for “pain and suffering” or stolen or damaged property.


Status at Time of the Crime

Application Window

Adult without a disability

Five years from the date of the crime or one year from criminal charge for the offense.


Three Years from turning 18

Adult with disability

Three Years from the removal of the disability

Please note: Applications submitted outside the prescribed eligibility window may be accepted if the Attorney General determines that the applicant had good cause for a delay.

Crime Victims Compensation Online Form

To file a claim online, you can complete and submit the Crime Victims Compensation Online Form.

You can also find written instructions here (English) (en Español) (Po Polsku).

The submission of complete and accurate information will assist us in processing your claim in a timely manner.

If you have a question while completing the application, please contact our office at 1-800-228-3368.

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