Managing Agency U.S. Department of Justice

Program Description

The International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program (ITVERP) reimburses eligible victims of designated acts of international terrorism that occur outside of the United States for expenses associated with that victimization. You can seek reimbursement for eligible victims of international terrorism for expenses associated directly with that victimization. Such expenses include the following:

  • Medical (including dental and rehabilitation)
  • Mental health care
  • Property loss, repair, replacement
  • Funeral and burial
  • Miscellaneous expenses (such as temporary lodging, local transportation, telephone costs, emergency travel)

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit, you must be a U.S. national or a U.S. government officer/employee. The individual victim must have suffered "direct physical or emotional injury or death as a result of an act of international terrorism occurring on or after October 23, 1983, with respect to which an investigation or prosecution was ongoing or was commenced after April 24, 1996". If the victim is a minor, incompetent, incapacitated, or is killed, a family member or legally designated representative of the victim may receive expense reimbursement on behalf of the victim. In addition to the victim, claimants may include the following:

  • Spouse of the victim
  • Parents of the victim
  • Children of the victim
  • Siblings of the victim
  • Legally designated victim representative.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

To apply for this program, visit the ITVERP homepage for an application and detailed instructions.

Program Contact Information

For more information, contact the International Terrorism Victim Expense Reimbursement Program:

Phone: 1-800-363-0441

Mail:
Office for Victims of Crime
ITVERP Resource Center
810 7th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20531

Email:

ITVERP@usdoj.gov

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