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Alabama Crime Victims'
Compensation Commission
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How to Apply

questionHow Do I File A Claim?

Mail in a completed application form (application.pdf - 29k) or contact us at:

Alabama Crime Victims Compensation Commission
P.O. Box 231267
Montgomery, Alabama 36123-1267
Phone (334) 290-4420
Fax (334) 290-4455
1-800-541-9388 (toll-free for victims only)

You may also contact your Victims' Service Officer in your local District Attorney's Office.

question Who Can Apply?

Any person who is an innocent victim of criminally injurious conduct and who has sustained personal injuries as a result; or the next-of-kin of a victim who died as a result of criminally injurious conduct.

questionWhat Other Requirements Must Be Met?



questionWhat Compensation May Be Paid?

The maximum award is $15,000 (as of July 09, 2020) with limitations on certain expenses. The award may cover the following:

The Commission pays only those expenses which are not covered by another source such as insurance, workman's compensation, etc. The victim or claimant must not receive compensation from two sources.

Please Note: Stolen property, property damage, checks or cash will not be covered by the Commission.  The Commission does not provide compensation for pain and suffering.

questionWhat Happens After I File?

Your claim will be investigated and processed to determine eligibility for compensation.  After the investigation is completed and the information is reported to the Commission, they will render a decision on the eligibilty of your claim.

questionHow Will I Be Advised Of the Decision?

You will be mailed a copy of the decision explaining the status of your claim.  You may appeal the decision made by the Commission.