Compensation Eligibility Requirements (C.R.S. §24-4.1-108)

Read the complete Crime Victim Compensation Statute


The crime must be one in which the victim sustains
 mental or bodily injury, dies, or suffers property damage to locks, windows or doors to residential property as a result of a compensable crime.


The victim must cooperate with law enforcement officials (district attorney, police, etc.).


The police were notified within 72 hours after the crime occurred.


The injury or death of the victim was not the result of the victim's own wrongdoing or substantial provocation.


The victimization occurred on or after July 1, 1982.


The application for compensation must be submitted within one year from the date of the crime; six months for property damage claims.

Note:
The local Victim Compensation Board may waive some of these requirements, including the requirement that an application must be submitted within one year of the crime or six months of the date of the property damage for cases involving property, for good cause or in the interest of justice.