Child and Dependent Care
Compensation may be available for child or dependent care costs.
Once your application is approved, we will work with you to determine what child or dependent care costs are eligible for compensation.
What Child or Dependent Care Costs Are Covered?
Child and dependent care must be a new cost because of the crime and the care must be provided by a certified, registered, or licensed care provider.
If you’re eligible, you have two options for payment assistance:
- CVC Reimburses You: You pay the provider for services and then are reimbursed by CVC
- CVC Directly Pays the Provider: After services are rendered, CVC makes payments directly to the provider on your behalf
CVC does not pay for future child or dependent care services or make payments in advance. Reimbursement will be made only to you or the provider after the service is rendered.
Note: The agreement for child or dependent care services is between you and the provider. CVC does not assume any responsibility for the terms of the contract.
Who May Receive Compensation?
Individuals paying the cost of care for a child victim, a dependent of a victim, or a child of a victim may be eligible for compensation.
Compensation is limited to $300 per week per child or dependent for crimes after July 14, 2016. For dates of crime before this, other limits will apply.
Compensation is limited to 52 weeks for surviving victim’s dependents for certain crimes after July 14, 2016.
CVC determines the amount and duration of child or dependent care financial assistance based on the date of the crime. Your case manager will be able to provide information specific to your approved compensation.
CVC is the last source of payment by law. All other readily available resources must pay before any payment by the program. Learn more about payment sources on the Covered Costs page.
As your application is being processed, be prepared to provide copies of:
- Child Care Request Form/letter detailing new expense
- Care provider’s fee schedule and license, permit or registration
- Itemized billing for dates of service, name of each child, provider’s tax identification number
- Mailing address and telephone number of provider on company’s letterhead
To receive reimbursement for child care services, you must list the children receiving child care as the victim or claimant on your CVC application
We will tell you what documentation to mail to CVC and when.
Information for Child Care Providers
For child care providers to receive payment for services, providers must submit bills to CVC directly. The bill(s) must be itemized and include the victim’s CVC claim number.
CVC does not pay for future child or dependent care services or make payments in advance. Payments will be made only after the service is rendered.
Note: The agreement for child or dependent care services is between you and the individual seeking reimbursement. CVC does not assume any responsibility for the terms of the contract.