Additional compensation for extraordinary pecuniary losses may be available for victims if the crime-related personal injury is catastrophic and results in extraordinary pecuniary losses.
For a victim to be eligible for extraordinary pecuniary losses, the victim’s injury must be catastrophic and result in a total and permanent disability.
What Are "Catastrophic Injuries"?
Examples of catastrophic injuries are:
- Mangling, crushing or amputation of a major portion of an extremity
- Traumatic injury to the spinal cord that has caused or may cause paralysis
- Severe burns that require burn center care
- Loss of vision in both eyes
What Are "Extraordinary Pecuniary Losses"?
Examples of extraordinary pecuniary losses are costs such as:
- Making a home or vehicle accessible
- Obtaining approved job training and vocational rehabilitation
- Training in the use of special appliances
- Rental or purchase of durable medical equipment
- Rehabilitation technology
- Long term medical expenses (e.g. home health care from licensed professionals)
Loss of wages may also be considered if one of the above losses exist.
Who May Receive Compensation?
Victims or claimants on behalf of victims may be eligible for compensation.
The total amount of compensation for extraordinary pecuniary losses is limited to $75,000. Compensation may be limited based on the type of cost.
CVC is the last source of payment by law. All other readily available resources must pay before any payment by the program. Learn more about payment sources at Covered Costs.
As your application is being processed, be prepared to provide copies of:
- A written request for extraordinary pecuniary losses including documentation of expenses and explanation of your financial needs
- Medical documentation verifying total and permanent disability
We will tell you what documentation to mail to CVC and when.