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 International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) on their behalf regarding their application.
There may be services available within your state of residence to cover expenses not covered by the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP). Please refer to our Help for Victims: Help in Your State page.
A Third Party Payer is someone other than the claimant who has paid for the expense. As International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) only allows one claim per victim, expenses paid for by a third party must be identified.
If you are trying to complete your International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) application from a mobile device, you may experience issues with resolution and uploading. Please contact an ITVERP Case Manager for assistance at 1–800–363–0441.
If you have any additional questions regarding the status of your application, please contact an ITVERP Case Manager at 1–800–363–0441 or [email protected].
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.
You can learn about the signs associated with child abuse and neglect by viewing the Child Welfare Information Gateway fact sheet, What Is Child Abuse and Neglect? Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms.
If you need to report a case of suspected child abuse or neglect, each state designates specific agencies to receive and investigate reports of suspected child abuse and neglect. Typically, this responsibility is carried out by Child Protective Services (CPS). For information or assistance with reporting, please call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 800–4–A–CHILD (800–422–4453) or contact your local CPS agency.
Additional state contact information is available from the Child Welfare Information Gateway website.
Some victims of crime file a civil suit against their offender or a third party to try to recover financial losses resulting from a crime. This is different from a criminal case that the state prosecutes to determine guilt.
In addition, if your case goes to criminal trial and the defendant is found guilty, you may want to make an inquiry with your attorney about requesting restitution during sentencing.
If you are the victim of a crime and are interested in receiving a referral for a civil attorney, you may request assistance through the National Crime Victim Bar Association by completing an online questionnaire.