If you answered yes to any of the following questions, you could be eligible for Crime Victim Compensation.
Are you any of the following:
- An innocent victim who has suffered injury from a crime?
- A dependent or legal representative of an innocent victim who has been killed as a result of a crime?
- A person who was injured while aiding a crime victim or helping a police officer?
- A person who has suffered a reaction from the death of a family or household member?
- A person who was injured in an automobile accident caused by an intoxicated driver?
- The crime must have been reported to a law enforcement agency within 5 days of the crime.
- The applicant must file a claim within 1 year of the date of the crime. This may be waived in certain circumstances.
- The victim must be current with court-ordered child support or maintenance payments.
- The victim's conduct must not have caused or contributed to the crime that led to an injury or death.
- The victim must not have committed a crime that led to the injury or death.
- The victim must cooperate with law enforcement officials in their investigation and prosecution of the crime.
- The applicant must cooperate with the Wisconsin Department of Justice in supplying information for the claim.
If the victim was injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, the victim must have been:
- A pedestrian or a passenger in the other car
- A child passenger in the offender's car
- Unaware that the driver was under the influence of alcohol or an illegal drug