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:
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.
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
Funeral and Burial
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.
An Itemized Application - For applicants who have not already submitted an ITVERP claim.
A Supplemental Application - For applicants who have already submitted an ITVERP claim and are requesting additional reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses not previously claimed or expenses that have changed since the first application (e.g., bills received late or newly required services).
An Interim Emergency - For applicants seeking funds for an immediate need, such as medical treatment, short-term lodging, or emergency transportation. Emergency applications are designed to avoid the substantial financial hardship likely to arise from delayed reimbursements. This type of application is processed at the discretion of the OVC Director.
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.
A legal representative is someone that the claimant chooses to speak to ITVERP on their behalf regarding their application.
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.
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.
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If you have any additional questions regarding the status of your application, please contact an ITVERP Case Manager at 1-800-363-0441 or ITVERP@ojp.usdoj.gov.