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International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)

What Is Covered?

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. See Sample Affidavit

ITVERP Expense Reimbursement Categories and Limits
Itemized Expenses Subcategories & Conditions Expense 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


Special Considerations

Taxes: Please review Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks.

Third Party Expenses: ITVERP accepts only one application per victim. If you are applying on behalf of other family members, you must include their expenses in your request for reimbursement.

Repayment: This applies in cases of overpayment to applicants, fraudulent Information, or ineligibility of the claimant.

Date Created: April 2, 2020