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What can CVC pay?

Medical/Dental:

  • If you have medical insurance, all bills must be submitted to insurance first. After insurance has processed your bill(s), you may submit it to CVC for consideration of any remaining balance, co-pay or deductible.

  • Total medical or dental payout may not exceed $20,000.

  • The Board may approve reimbursement of up to 100% of your out of pocket medical or dental expenses (not to exceed $20,000 in total medical/dental payout).

  • The Board may approve up to 80% of an outstanding medical or dental debt (not to exceed $20,000 in total medical/dental payout).

  • The Board may approve up to 100% of your prescription costs (not to exceed $20,000 in total medical/dental payout).

  • Physical Therapy, Chiropractic Care, Occupational Therapy, Massage Therapy, Physiological Medication Management and Acupuncture may be approved by the Board as medical care in some circumstances.

Outpatient and Home Health Care:

  • If you have medical insurance, all bills must be submitted to insurance first. After insurance has processed your bill(s), you may submit it to CVC for consideration of any remaining balance, co-pay or deductible.

  • Outpatient and Home Health Care is considered a medical expense and may not exceed $20,000 in combination with other medical expenses.

  • The Board will consider both professional and family/friend care. Please call for specific details.

Medically Necessary Devices:

  • This category includes eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, prosthesis and other medical devices that were either damaged during an eligible crime or became necessary due to a criminal injury.

  • If you have medical insurance, all bills must be submitted to insurance first. After insurance has processed your bill(s), you may submit it to CVC for consideration of any remaining balance, co-pay or deductible.

  • Medically necessary devices are considered a medical expense and may not exceed $20,000 in combination with other medical expenses.

  • Eyeglasses (and exam in some circumstances) are limited to $500.

Mental Health Counseling:

  • The Board initially approves 3 sessions for each person approved for therapy.

  • After 3 sessions the Board requires a treatment plan for on-going visits. We will work directly with your counselor to get a treatment plan.

  • You may choose to see a state licensed counselor. In some circumstances you may see a therapist with a Master’s degree who is supervised by a licensed counselor. Not all counselors are willing to accept our rate of pay or are willing to complete our required paperwork. Please ask your counselor if they are willing to work with CVC and if they accept our rate of pay as full payment.

  • Please call if you would like assistance locating a CVC friendly counselor.

  • CVC pays $90.00 per individual session or $45.00 per family/group session.

  • A primary victim could receive up to $2,970 in counseling funds. The Board will approve funds in stages.

  • Family members could receive up to $2,070 in counseling funds.

  • Witnesses could receive up to $1,170. The Board will approve funds in stages.

  • If you have medical insurance, all bills must be submitted to insurance first. After insurance has processed your bill(s), you may submit it to CVC for consideration of any remaining balance, co-pay or deductible.

  • Our counseling policies are extensive and not all of our policies are indicated above. For a more comprehensive understanding of our mental health policies, please call 303-835-5615 or 303-835-5659.

Lost Wages:

  • If the victim is medically unable to work due to crime related injuries, the Board may approve up to four weeks of lost wages.

  • Wages will be paid at 80% of gross earnings.

  • The Board may approve up to 5 days of bereavement leave for family members of deceased victims.

  • All sick, vacation or personal leave time must be used before CVC will consider compensating lost wages.

  • The applicant must submit a Lost Wages form, to be completed by their employer, along with a recent paystub. Victims must also submit a letter from a doctor verifying that they were medically unable to work due to crime related injuries. If the victim is self-employed, they must submit a tax return in lieu of a pay stub.

  • Time off for medical or counseling appointments, meetings with law enforcement persons or court dates are not eligible for lost wages.

Funeral or Burial expenses:

  • The Board may approve up to $6,000 for the burial, funeral or cremation services.

  • An additional $4,000 may be awarded for cemetery costs, headstone or permanent memorial.

Funeral/Burial Travel:

  • Victim’s family may receive reimbursement/compensation for travel expenses, up to $2,000 per crime related death.

  • This is in addition to the burial/funeral maximum.

  • These expenses are limited to family members of the victim and are intended to cover airfare, hotel accommodations, rental car, and gas expenses at the U.S. Government Services Administration rate of reimbursement for use of a privately owned vehicle.

  • Each family member requesting travel expenses must apply separately.

  • Family may include spouse, parent, child, step-parent, step-children, siblings, step-sibling, grandparent, step-grandparent, legal guardian, or domestic partner.

  • This does not include travel to court hearings and other related matters.

  • To be paid as a reimbursement only.

Loss of Support:

  • Surviving dependants may request loss of support when the victim has died as a result of the crime.

  • Dependants may be awarded up to eight weeks of the victim’s salary.

  • The dependant must submit a recent paystub for the victim.

  • Occasionally, the Board may request evidence of dependency, relation or guardianship.

Replacement or Repair of Exterior Residential Doors, Locks or Windows:

  • For safety, the Board may approve up to $2000 to repair or replace exterior residential doors, locks or windows that were damaged during an eligible criminal incident.

  • The Board may also approve re-keying exterior residential locks.

  • If you have renter’s or home-owner’s insurance, all bills must be submitted to insurance first. After insurance has processed your bill(s), you may submit it to CVC for consideration of any remaining balance, co-pay or deductible.

Crime Scene Clean-up:

  • The Board may approve up to $2000 for the professional removal of bodily fluids from residential properties that resulted from an eligible crime.

  • The Board generally requires that a professional company provide the clean-up.

  • If you are insured, all bills must be submitted to insurance first. After insurance has processed your bill(s), you may submit it to CVC for consideration of any remaining balance, co-pay or deductible.

Re-key of Victim’s motor vehicle or other safety locks:

  • The Board may approve up to $2000 for the re-keying of a victim’s vehicle or other safety lock device.

  • Police report should indicate that the perpetrator is in possession of the vehicle keys, or is believed to be possession of the vehicle keys.

 

Each category listed above has financial limits and no claim may exceed $30,000.00 in total payout.

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The Crime Victim Compensation Program was created by law, Colorado Revised Statute 24-4.1-101 et seq., and is operated in accordance with
the statute and the Bylaws, Policies and Procedures of the Seventeenth Judicial District CVC Board.