For Victims

Am I Eligible?


The eligibility requirements to receive services from DCVC are:

DCVC Eligibility Criteria

  • The crime must occur in South Carolina
  • The victim must sustain direct injury - (Physical or Psychological)
  • South Carolina law requires DCVC to consider contributory or illegal behavior when making eligibility determinations
  • The victim/claimant must cooperate with DCVC and Law Enforcement
  • The crime must be reported within 48 hours (May be waived for good cause)
  • The claim must be filed within 180 days (May be waived for good cause)
  • The claim must be filed within 4 years of the incident. Upon good cause, the time for filing may be extended four years after a diagnosis of injury.