Sample Re-Open Letter for use by Crime Victim
NOTE to Crime Victim: Many people receive a letter from OVS telling them that they are closing their claim because of missing information or documents. This is an example of a letter you can send to OVS, along with the missing information, asking them to re-open your claim.
To re-open your claim, you must respond to OVS within 30 days after you receive the “No Info Supplied” letter from them.
Re: Claim No. _______________________
Dear Claims Investigator:
I am writing regarding the above-referenced claim number. I ask that you please re-open/reactivate my claim listed above.
NOTE to Crime Victim: Below are Examples of Reasons to Re-Open a Claim. Your letter should be based on information requested from OVS that you are now providing.
Enclosed is my Change of Address form which I would like all future correspondence sent to. My new address is: _____________________________.
An incident report has been requested from the [ _______________ Police Department or _______________ County Department of Corrections] and will be forwarded to your office as soon as I receive it.
The incident report from [_______________ Police Department] is enclosed.
My employer never received an Employment questionnaire to submit to OVS. Kindly mail me a copy of the Employment Questionnaire and forward a copy to my employer at: [Employer Name & Address]
Medical documentation, bills, and receipts are enclosed.
[Name with Signature & Address]
- Organization: New York State Office of Victim Services (OVS)
- Date Created: February 02, 2021
- Last Updated: February 02, 2021
- Crime Victims Compensation