Florida Crime Victim Compensation

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What Is Florida Crime Victim Compensation?

Financial compensation to eligible persons who are victims of crime. Your victim advocate will assist you with the application process.

Who Qualifies?

Any victim who received personal injury, or survivors of someone who was killed as a result of a felony or misdemeanor crime punishable under federal or state laws, including DUI and hit and run. Also, any elderly or disabled adult who suffered a property loss as a result of a crime.

What are the Eligibility Requirements?

The victim or applicant must cooperate fully with law enforcement officials, the State Attorney’s Office, and the Attorney General’s Office.

The victim must have suffered a physical, psychiatric, or psychological injury, or death, as a result of the crime (exceptions may apply).

The crime must be reported to law enforcement within three days after it happened, unless there is good reason for reporting it later.

The claim must be filed within one year of the crime, up to two years if there is good reason for not filing the claim. Exceptions are made for minor children. The victim must not have contributed to the circumstances that caused the crime, injury, or death.

The victim was not engaged in an unlawful activity at the time of the crime.

Who Can Apply?

Any adult victim who has been physically injured as a result of a crime.

The parent or guardian of a minor or incompetent victim that has been injured as a result of a crime.

The parent or guardian of a minor victim less than 16 years old who was present at the scene of a violent crime, who saw or heard the crime, and who suffered psychological injury but was not physically injured.

The spouse, parent, sibling, or adult child of a deceased victim.

Any elderly or disabled adult who lost property as a result of a crime.

Contact your Victim Advocate at (321) 953-8998 to obtain a Crime Compensation application and for assistance in completing the form .