How do I apply for compensation?

How do I apply for compensation?

You can apply for compensation using the NYS OVS Claim for Compensation Application, from the OVS website, or contact us to find a local victim assistance program near you. You may also get an application from any police station, precinct house, or hospital emergency room.    

Send us your completed OVS application along with photocopies of: 

  • Police reports
  • Insurance cards
  • Receipts for essential personal property
  • Victim's birth certificate
  • Death certificate and funeral contract
  • Itemized medical bills
  • Letters from any insurers denying or authorizing payment for the services listed on this form
  • Proof of age (driver's license, birth certificate etc.)
  • Legal guardianship papers

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