Apply for Crime Victim Benefits


File a Claim

  • File a timely police report.
  • Complete the Application for Benefits online. You will have a chance to save or print a copy of the completed application for your records before you submit the claim. The claim number displays after you submit the claim and you do not need to send a copy of the paper application to us. You will hear from us within 5 days regarding receipt of your application and in most cases within 10 15 days regarding the outcome of your application.
  • OR
  • Complete the Application for Benefits - Crime Victims (F800‑042‑000) form. This form is also available from victim witness offices and health-care providers. For homicide victims, use the Application for Benefits - Homicide Crime Victims (F800-120-000).
  • Be sure to sign, date, mail, email or fax the form. Incomplete information could delay the decision on your claim.
  1. Mail to:
    Crime Victims Compensation Program
    PO Box 44520
    Olympia WA 98504
  2. Fax to: 360-902-5333.
  3. Email to: CrimeVictimsProgramM@Lni.wa.gov
  4. You will hear from us within 5 7 days regarding receipt of your application and in most cases within 30 days regarding the outcome of your application. Call 800-762-3716 to check the status of your application.

Questions Crime Victim applicants have

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