Types of Expenses Not Covered
- Attorneys’ fees and other legal expenses.
- Lost wages or loss of support.
- Payments for pain and suffering.
- The loss of a partner or one’s enjoyment in life.
ITVERP regulations prohibit OVC from distributing reimbursement of expenses for which a claimant has already received reimbursement or compensation.
These expenses are not eligible and are referred to as collateral sources:
- Workers’ compensation payments.
- Insurance benefits.
- Medicare or Medicaid payments.
- Military or veterans’ benefits of a compensatory nature.
- Other state, federal, and international compensation programs.
- Defense Base Act insurance payments.
Life insurance proceeds are generally not considered a collateral source because they do not compensate claimants for specific out-of-pocket expenses. The definition of collateral sources for ITVERP’s purposes is consistent with other provisions relating to crime victim compensation programs under the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).