NYS Crime Victims Board states "75% of my therapy is casually related to the crime"...
Posted Dec 14 2009 12:00am
Below is another letter from CVB addressed to me. It seems CVB will not fully be covering my mental health treatments either, even after they told me to go to Good Samaritan Hospital for therapy...
Dear Maria Phelps,
This is a Second Amended Decision.
The Board received a Mental Health Treatment Report, dated 11/20/2009, for your claim from XXXXXXX, Good Samaritan Hospital. It has been determined that the claimant's current mental health treatment is 75% casually related to the crime. Therefore the Board will pay 100% of the claimant's counseling expenses after submission to all applicable health insurance up to the date of this report (December, 7, 2009). Thereafter the Board will pay 75% of the claimant's continuing counseling expenses after submission to all applicable health insurance. The Board will review the issue of counseling at periodic intervals.
Very truly yours,
I guess I have to appeal this decision too. At this point, I am grateful to have health insurance, but in a month that will end, along with my unemployment checks. What does one do in this situation? The only answer here is to stop getting help. This is not a good enough answer for domestic violence victims that are uninsured and out of work. Merry Christmas CVB!