Mississippi Payment Resources
Summary of payment program
In the State of Mississippi, forensic medical examinations are at no cost to the patient.
Mississippi Sexual Assault Examination Payment Policy
Mississippi Crime Victims Compensation provides eligible victims of violent crime with financial assistance for certain out-of-pocket expenses directly related to the crime and not covered by any other source of benefit (insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, disability/death benefits, Workers’ Compensation, etc.)
Mail the completed, signed, and notarized Mississippi CVC Application to:
Office of the Attorney General
Crime Victim Compensation Division
P.O Box 220
Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0220
1-800-829-6766 or 601-359-6766Fax: 601-576-4445
- The crime must be reported to law enforcement officials within 72 hours after the crime or show good cause for not reporting.
- Application must be received within 36 months after the date of the crime. In cases of child sexual abuse, the application must be received within 36 months after the crime was reported, but not later than the victim’s twenty-fifth birthday.
- The victim or claimant must fully cooperate with law enforcement investigation and prosecution.
- The victim must not have contributed, provoked or in any way caused the injury or death; such claims may be denied or reduced.
- All other sources of payment such as insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and Workers’ Compensation must pay first.
- Other limitations apply.
- Individual must be the victim of a violent crime who has suffered personal injury, death or extreme psychological trauma as a result of the crime. Types of crime include: assault, child abuse, domestic violence, DUI crashes, hit & run, homicide, sexual assault, stalking and kidnapping.
- Dependents of a deceased victim or person authorized to act on behalf of dependents of a deceased victim.
- Persons authorized to act on behalf of the victim if the victim is a minor or is incapable of acting on his or her behalf.
- Family members of the victim who have mental health expenses related to the claim.
- Persons who have funeral expenses for the victim(s).
- A Mississippi resident who is a victim in a foreign country which does not provide compensation funds.
- A person who witnessed a violent crime and suffered extreme psychological trauma
The Office of the Attorney General operates the Division of Victim Compensation without tax dollars – the program is 100% offender funded. Revenue for compensation payments and administrative costs is derived from fees/fines imposed on criminals. Funds are generated through (1) mandatory assessments on felonies, misdemeanors and DUI infractions; (2) fees collected from felony offenders on probation and parole and; (3) other assessment fees imposed on convicted felons at the time of sentencing. Additional sources of revenue for the program are court-ordered restitution, reimbursement through subrogation rights and donations. The Division of Victim Compensation also receives a federal grant, Victims of Crime Act (VOCA). The VOCA grant funds are also derived from fees/fines imposed on criminals.