Table of Contents

Who is eligible?

What is covered?

Medical Expenses (including dental and rehabilitation costs)

Mental Health

Property Loss, Repair, or Replacement

Funeral and Burial

Miscellaneous

What does my Application Status mean?

What is a legal representative?

Where can I seek compensation for expenses not covered by ITVERP?

Who is Third party payer?

Additional Questions

Who is eligible?

ITVERP is authorized to reimburse eligible victims of acts of international terrorism that occur outside the United States for expenses incurred as a direct result of their victimization.
Eligible persons include:

  • U.S. citizens.
  • U.S. employees.
  • U.S. contractors of the federal government, including foreign nationals.
  • The victim must have been a U.S. citizen or foreign national working for the U.S. government at the time of the terrorist incident in order to be eligible.

When a victim is deceased, a minor, or is incompetent or incapacitated, a family member (spouse, parent, child, sibling, or other person, at the discretion of the OVC Director) or legal guardian may apply for and receive reimbursement on behalf of the victim. A victim, family member, or legal guardian who applies for ITVERP reimbursement is referred to as a claimant.

What is covered?

ITVERP Expense Reimbursement Categories and Limits

Medical Expenses (including dental and rehabilitation costs) - Victim’s medical care, including treatment, cure, and mitigation of disease or injury; and replacement of medical devices, including, but not limited to, eyeglasses or other corrective lenses, dental services, prosthetic devices, prescription medication, and other services rendered in accordance with a method of healing recognized by the jurisdiction in which the medical care is administered. Victim’s cost for physiotherapy, occupational therapy, counseling, upgrading of job skills or training for a different career, and workplace, vehicle, and home modifications. Up to $50,000

Mental Health - Victim’s mental health counseling costs, including those incurred by victims determined to be incompetent, incapacitated, or are deceased as well as certain family members and minors. Up to $5,000 for up to 12 months

Property Loss, Repair, or Replacement - Includes crime scene cleanup and the replacement of personal property (not including medical devices) that is lost, destroyed, or held as evidence. Up to $10,000

Funeral and Burial  - Includes the cost of disposition of remains, preparation of the body and body tissue, refrigeration, transportation of remains, cremation, procurement of a final resting place, urns, markers, flowers and ornamentation, costs related to memorial services, and other reasonably associated activities. Up to $25,000

Miscellaneous - Temporary lodging up to 30 days, local transportation, and telephone costs, etc. Emergency travel includes two family members’ transportation costs to the country where the incident occurred to recover the remains, care for the victim and dependents, accompany the victim receiving medical care abroad and returning to the U.S., and attend to the victim’s affairs in the host country. Up to $15,000

Expenses Eligible for Reimbursement- ITVERP is a payer of last resort –all other forms of support or assistance must be exhausted before ITVERP can be of assistance. If eligible, international terrorism victims may be reimbursed for expenses directly associated with that victimization. Expense categories include the following:

TYPE OF EXPENSE

CAP

Medical

$50,000

Mental Health

$5,000

Property Loss/Repair

$10,000

Funeral and Burial

$25,000

Miscellaneous

$15,000

Generally, an applicant must submit copies of receipts to have their expenses reimbursed when their ITVERP application is submitted. Often this is not possible. If you do not have receipts, you may submit an itemized list of expenses certifying and attesting that original receipts are unavailable and that what is listed in the application is true and correct to the best of the applicant’s knowledge.

What does my Application Status mean?

In Progress: You started an application, but have not yet submitted it.

Submitted: Your application has been submitted to the ITVERP Program for review.

Pending Incident Designation: This incident has not yet been designated as a terrorist attack for the purposes of ITVERP and is being reviewed further for an official designation. 

Processing: Your application and expenses are being verified for eligibility and final determination.

Approved: Your claim has been approved, and information regarding your payment will be provided.

Denied: Your claim has been denied, and information regarding the denial will be provided.

What is a legal representative?

A legal representative is someone that the claimant chooses to speak to ITVERP on their behalf regarding their application.

Where can I seek compensation for expenses not covered by ITVERP?

There may be services available within your state of residence. Please refer to OVC’s website to find services in your state: https://www.ovc.gov/map.html.

Who is Third Party Payer?

A Third Party Payer is someone other than the claimant who has paid for the expense. As ITVERP only allows one claim per victim, expenses paid for by a third party must be identified.

Additional Questions

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