Saturday, July 08, 2006

(MD) Victim Services - Criminal Injuries Compensation

Maryland State House
Someone sent a note asking about the Crime Compensation Program for the state of Maryland. Here's a link with all of the information you need.

Victim Services - Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
For more information contact the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board at 410-585-3010 or toll fee 888-679-9347.

Please feel free to download our brochure This link points to an Adobe pdf file. It will require Adobe Reader to view., in PDF format.

    What Must I Do to Qualify?
  • You must report the crime to police within 48 hours.
  • You must have incurred at least $100 out-of-pocket expenses, or you must have lost at least two continuous weeks earnings or support.
    How Much May the Board Award?
  • Medical expenses up to $45,000
  • Disability up to $25,000
  • Psychological Services up to $5,000
  • Funeral expenses up to $5,000
  • Total dependency $25,000
  • Partial dependency $17,000

The maximum allowable award in any claim may not be more than $45,000.

    How Soon Must a Claim be Filed?
  • A claim should be filed within 180 days from the date of the crime or the death of the victim. The time limit may be waived for good cause for up to three years. In cases of child abuse, the claim must be filed within three years after the crime was discovered.


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