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International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)

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The International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program

December 2014

OVC administers the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP), which reimburses eligible victims of acts of international terrorism that occur outside the United States for expenses incurred as a direct result of their victimization. Watch a short video on how ITVERP may provide financial assistance to victims of international terrorism and their families. In this video, you will hear how ITVERP can assist victims from individuals who have received ITVERP benefits.

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Are there limits on the reimbursement amounts under the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP)?

Yes. For each expense category, an individual claim cannot exceed the following amounts:

Medical expenses $50,000
Mental health expenses $5,000 (for each surviving family member)
Property loss expenses $10,000
Funeral and burial expenses $25,000
Miscellaneous expenses $15,000

What is the difference between the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) and the Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program (AEAP)?

Individuals are not eligible to apply for AEAP, but U.S. citizens who have suffered direct physical or emotional injury from an act of terrorism occurring outside the United States, and family members of U.S. citizens killed by such an act, are eligible to apply for financial reimbursement for qualifying expenses through ITVERP. Qualifying expenses include medical expenses, mental health care costs, property loss, repair, or replacement, and funeral and burial costs. For further information about ITVERP, visit the ITVERP website.