Residents Eligible for Mental Health Treatment, Medical Expenses, Funeral and Burial and More
The California Victim Compensation Board (CalVCB) is encouraging residents impacted by the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on Sunday, October 1 in Las Vegas to contact them at 1-800-777- 9229 for assistance, guidance and aid.
The massacre killed 58 people and injured over 500 victims. San Diego attorney Jennifer Irvine was among those killed; several other San Diego County residents were injured, NBC 7 reports.
Help is available for survivors of those who were killed, anyone who was injured and those in attendance at the concert, as well as their immediate family members.
CalVCB can help pay for funeral expenses, medical bills, mental health treatment, lost wages and more. Applications are available on CalVCB’s website at www.victims.ca.gov.
CalVCB can also help victims and their families apply to both the California Victim Compensation Program and the Nevada Victim Compensation Program, in order to maximize the benefits available in each state.
Survivors and family members are encouraged to apply now, regardless of whether or not expenses have been incurred.
For those who would like assistance in applying, or want to know more about resources available, contact your local victim advocate at https://victims.ca.gov/victims/localhelp.aspx.