Compensation may be available to cover attorney fees for assistance during the CVC application process – including filing the application or obtaining compensation.
Once your application is approved, we will work with you to determine what attorney fees are eligible for compensation.
Which Attorney Fees Are Covered?
Attorney fees must be related to the CVC application process and contingent on compensation paid to the victim/claimant. This does not include fees for attorney representation for child custody, divorce, immigration proceedings or for criminal prosecution.
Attorney fees to pursue civil legal action or monetary damages are not eligible for compensation.
Who May Receive Compensation?
The attorney retained by the crime victim or claimant may be eligible for compensation.
Compensation is limited to the lesser of $300 or 25 percent of compensation. Upon appeal, an attorney may be entitled to 25 percent of compensation directly relating to the attorney’s assistance.
Attorney fees are in addition to the victim award of compensation.
As your application is being processed, be prepared to provide copies of:
- Letter of Representation
- Itemized bills/receipts
Information for Attorneys
Attorney fees may be paid for legal services related to the CVC process. They are paid only if compensation is awarded. To receive payment, you must submit a completed Attorney’s Statement Regarding Fees form and an itemized statement of legal services.
Compensation for attorney fees is limited to the lesser of $300 or 25 percent of compensation. Upon appeal, an attorney may be entitled to 25 percent of compensation directly relating to the attorney’s assistance.