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The Crime Victims Compensation Act of Montana pays benefits to innocent victims who are injured or killed as a direct result of a crime. Innocent victims of DUI drivers can be compensated for incidents which occur on or after 7/1/91. The Act is administered through the Board of Crime Control.

Who may file a claim?

A claim can only be filed by:

  • the victim or
  • a person legally authorized to act on behalf of the victim (parent or guardian), and
  • dependent(s) of a deceased victim

Primary victim benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Wage Loss
  • Death Benefits

Secondary victim benefits include:

  • Mental health counseling for certain family members
Call for more information and assistance:
 
Marshelle Lambert
N.E. Montana Victim / Witness Program
Phone number : 406-653-2999