Compensation may be available to cover the cost of professional cleaning services and supplies used for crime scene clean-up.
Once your application is approved, we will work with you to determine what crime scene clean-up costs are eligible for compensation.
What Crime Scene Clean-Up Costs Are Covered?
Crime scene cleaning means removing, or attempting to remove, stains, odors, broken glass, or any other objects or impurities caused by the crime or the processing of the crime scene.
Crime scene clean-up costs may include:
- Professional cleaning services
- Cleaning supplies
Who May Receive Compensation?
Individuals who incur the cost of the crime scene clean-up may be eligible for compensation. If more than one person pays for the crime scene clean-up, the costs will be prorated.
Compensation is limited to $2,250 for crimes after July 14, 2016. For dates of crime before this, other limits will apply.
CVC is the last source of payment by law. All other readily available resources must pay before any payment by the program.
As your application is being processed, be prepared to provide copies of:
- Bill or receipt for service from professional cleaning company
- Itemized cost of supplies with explanation of services rendered
- Verification of homeowners and renters insurance
We will tell you what documentation to mail to CVC and when.
Information for Crime Scene Clean-Up Providers
For service providers to receive payment, an invoice must be provided outlining the services that were performed. The victim or claimant must utilize readily available collateral sources (homeowners and renters insurance).
To pay providers directly, a valid tax identification number must be provided to CVC. Compensation for crime scene clean-up is limited to $2,250 for crimes after July 14, 2016. For dates of crime before this, other limits will apply.