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Victims Compensation Assistance Program

If you have medical bills resulting from a crime, have had cash stolen from you or you are responsible for paying funeral expenses for a loved one as a result of a homicide, you may be eligible for reimbursement by the state through the Victims Compensation Assistance Program (VCAP).

You may be eligible for compensation if you meet the following criteria:

  • The crime occurred in Pennsylvania
  • The crime occurred within the last two (2) years
  • The crime was reported to police within 72 hours OR a Protection From Abuse order was filed within 72 hours, unless good cause is shown or the victim is a minor, and
  • The amount of the loss is at least $100.00 (no minimum amount is required for victims over 60 years of age)

The following expenses may be eligible for reimbursement:

  • Loss of earnings due to physical disability resulting from the crime or to attend court proceedings
  • Loss of support for financial dependants of a deceased victim
  • Funeral expenses
  • Crime-scene clean-up
  • Stolen benefit cash (social security, pension/retirement, disability)
  • Replacement of medically necessary devices
  • Out-of-pocket medical or counseling expenses
  • Relocation expenses
  • Childcare expenses

If you think you may qualify, you are encouraged to apply for Crime Victims’ Compensation through the VCAP program. Claim forms and assistance are available through the Victim Assistance Unit of the District Attorney’s Office (215-348-6292), N.O.V.A. (Network of Victim Assistance) 215-343-6543 or VCAP (1-800-233-2339). You can also file a claim on-line by visiting the VCAP website @ www.pccd.state.pa.us and click on the link to DAVE on-line services.

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Office of the District Attorney
Bucks County Justice Center
100 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901 
Phone: 215-348-6344 
Fax: 215-348-6299

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