EmerGency Assistance Funds
The Victim Information Program Emergency Assistance Fund was established to help South Carolina crime victims when local resources and funding programs or private insurance are unavailable.
- The victim must have suffered physical, psychological, or financial harm in the last three months.
- The crime must have occurred within the state of South Carolina
- If under the age of 18, the victim must have a legal guardian cooperating with the service provider during the application process.
- The victim must have no other means of financial assistance immediately available to them.
What the Emergency Financial Assistance Fund covers:
- Crime Scene Cleanup
- Medical Equipment
- Expenses to Attend Court Hearings
- Home Repairs/Locks
The maximum award to an individual victim per crime incident shall be determined based on the need and funding availability.
The Emergency Victim Assistance Committee (EVAC) must review any requests over $1000 for consideration. An affirmative vote of a majority of those members is needed to authorize an award.
No minimum amount is required for an application to be submitted. Upon approval of an application, an approval code will be assigned. The VIP Program Manager will contact service provider via email or phone with approval code.
No invoices will be paid or reimbursed without an approval code. The approval code will be your reference number for future correspondence.
Emergency Fund Forms:
Emergency Fund Procedure (must be signed by all advocates before using the fund)