Nov. 23, 2015 — Application Form for Filing a Claim for Compensation for Victims (eff. 11-2015).
After months of waiting and with the final approval by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on November 21, 2015, individuals sterilized under Virginia’s eugenics program are now able to submit an application to receive $25,000 in compensation.
To view and download the Application Form in PDF (Click: Application Form for Filing a Claim for Compensation for Victims (eff. 11-2015)). This Application Form is what must be filed with the Virginia Department of Behavior Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) to receive compensation. Remember to make sure you follow the instructions.
In addition, the DBHDS has published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document that may be helpful in answering questions. To view and download the FAQ document in PDF (Click: Eugenics Sterilization Program FAQ)
IMPORTANT: If you have any questions or if you (or someone you know and was alive as of February 1, 2015) have been sterilized under Virginia’s eugenical sterilization program, we advise you to contact Tonya Carr at 804-894-0928 or Carrie Gorsuch at 804-663-7284 with the Virginia Department of Behavior Health and Developmental Services. You can also contact the Christian Law Institute at 800-643-7497.