The Illinois Attorney General’s Crime Victims Department administers the Crime Victim’s Compensation Program. If you are the victim of a violent crime or crime of violence and sustain physical injuries, you may receive compensation for medical/hospital expenses, counseling, loss of earnings and tuition reimbursement. Additionally, some coverage may be provided to survivors and relatives in certain circumstances.
To be eligible for compensation:
The applicant must first exhaust other remedies reasonably available (i.e. private health or life insurance, Medicare and Public Aid)
Cooperate fully with law enforcement officials
You must report the crime within 72 hours
The following are not eligible for compensation:
Injuries or death attributable to wrongful conduct or provocation by the victim