Virginia Victims Fund is the payor of last resort. VVF provides compensation after all available collateral resources are used, including, but not limited to medical insurance, disability insurance, automobile insurance, court-ordered restitution and civil suits.

Advocates are Available to Help!

Victim/Witness Advocates work with victims and VVF throughout the compensation process. They are available to assist victims with:
  • Filing an application for assistance
  • Finding emergency shelter, clothing, food, etc.
  • Filing for protective orders
  • Finding other resources

Please click here to find contact information for your local Victim/Witness Advocate and for other resources.

  • Please complete every section of the application possible. Incomplete applications may be returned to sender.
  • The Notarized Agreement MUST be signed in order to accept the application.
  • Please include copies of bills, receipts, invoices, insurance documentation and other related documents with the application.
  • The claim must be filed within 1 year of the crime incident. If more than a year has passed, please include a letter explaining the delay in filing the application.

Virginia Victims Fund Application


VVF has a maximum allowable benefit of $35,000 for crimes which occurred after July 1, 2019. There are also limits on how much VVF can pay for each crime-related expense:
  • Crime scene clean-up (up to $1,000)
  • Funeral and burial expenses (up to $10,000)
  • Income loss (paid at 2/3 of the victim's average weekly wage)
  • Domestic Loss of Support (up to 13 weeks; paid at 2/3 of the offender's average weekly wage)
  • Grief counseling (up to $3,500)
  • Moving (up to $2,000)
  • Temporary Housing (up to 30 days immediately after the crime incident)
  • Security System (up to $1,000)

All expenses are subject to rates and limitations set by the Virginia Victims Fund and Code of Virginia. For more details, please contact our office directly.

** Please Note: If your crime incident occurred prior to July 1, 2019, some benefit limits may vary. Please contact our office for further information.


Link to eligibility requirements
Link to compensation explanation
Link to appeals information
Link to local and online hlep resources

VVF Ombudsman

If you have questions regarding the victim compensation process, need assistance filing a claim, require referrals for outside programs or resources, have concerns regarding the handling of your claim, or questions regarding crime victims’ rights as they relate to victim compensation, the Ombudsman is available to assist. Click Here to request assistance.