Who Is Eligible?
ITVERP is authorized to reimburse eligible victims of acts of international terrorism that occur outside the United States for expenses incurred as a direct result of their victimization.
Eligible persons include:
- U.S. citizens.
- U.S. employees.
- U.S. contractors of the federal government, including foreign nationals.
- The victim must have been a U.S. citizen or foreign national working for the U.S. government at the time of the terrorist incident in order to be eligible.
When a victim is deceased, a minor, or is incompetent or incapacitated, a family member (spouse, parent, child, sibling, or other person, at the discretion of the OVC Director) or legal guardian may apply for and receive reimbursement on behalf of the victim. A victim, family member, or legal guardian who applies for ITVERP reimbursement is referred to as a claimant.
Terrorist Incident Designation
The National Security Division (NSD) of the U.S. Department of Justice is charged with determining whether an incident is considered a terrorist attack, specifically for purposes of the ITVERP. This means that NSD must determine whether to designate the applicant’s reported incident as a terrorist incident and the applicant has received a previous designation for the same incident. ITVERP case managers routinely submit incidents to NSD for designation.
NOTE: If the applicant’s reported terrorist incident is not on the Terrorist Incident Designation list, ITVERP staff will submit a request for designation to NSD.
An ITVERP applicant must be verified as an eligible claimant. Often, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will provide verification directly to ITVERP that authenticates a victim’s status for a specific incident. If the claimant is not the direct victim, but rather a spouse or family member, the process of verification also includes confirmation of the relationship between the victim and the claimant.