If you disagree with a decision made by the Crime Victims’ Compensation program, you have a right to ask that the decision be reconsidered. In order to appeal a decision, you must follow these steps:
- Notify Crime Victims’ Compensation of your dissatisfaction in writing within 30 days of the decision. Please state the reason for your dissatisfaction.
- If the outcome of the reconsideration process is not satisfactory, you have 30 days to request a final ruling hearing from the Crime Victims’ Compensation program.
- If you do not agree with the outcome of the hearing, you have 40 days from the date of the final hearing to file a written notice of dissatisfaction with the attorney general, and 40 days thereafter to file a lawsuit in the District Court.
For more information or to notify the program / attorney general of your dissatisfaction, please contact:
Attorney General Greg Abbott
Crime Victims’ Compensation
P.O. Box 12198
Austin, TX 78711-2548
Ph: (512) 936-1200
Ph: (800) 983-9933
Fx: (512) 936-1800