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Reimbursement Request

Counties fill out the reimbursement request each quarter in order to obtain funding for their indigent defense services. Forms and Instructions may be found here.

*New* Common Form Errors and How to Fix Them (updated 2/5/21)

Attorney Qualification Database (non-capital)

The list of attorneys set forth herein represent those attorneys that have had their Standard E & F Qualification forms verified by the Commission and entered into our database as of 12/2/2020.  The fact an attorney’s name or particular qualification is absent from these lists does not mean an attorney is not qualified but that we have either not received their Standard E & F Form, have yet to verify their qualifications, or we received their form after the date this document was updated.  If counsel is not on the list, or shows as not yet qualified, the county public defender board or, in counties without a board, the trial judge must have counsel complete a Standard E & F form to verify that counsel is qualified and then the board or judge should submit a copy of that form to the Commission for verification and inclusion on this list.

Non-Capital Attorney Qualification Database

Using the Attorney Qualification Database

Latest Form Updates and Additions

2020 Form (updated 10/18/19)

2020 Form Instructions (updated 12/2/20)

2020 Form Quick Start Guide (updated 10/18/19)

2020 Form Training Presentation

New Form Example and Example Information

When submitting your request for reimbursement, e-mail your Excel files to information@pdcom.in.gov in case any changes need to be made. This will help expedite the audit process. Please send the files in Excel format, not scanned PDFs. 


Self Audit Checklist
Final Submission Checklist
Self Insurance Worksheet (2019 Rates)

Reminder, worksheets do not need to be submitted with your request.

Counties that are self-insured for health insurance: 

In 2017, the Commission voted to allow counties to submit costs for employee health insurance benefits paid out from self-insured counties. However, those costs are limited to an annual cap. The cap each year is based on the State of Indiana Employer premiums. For 2019, 2020 and 2021, those rates are:

Single: $6,753.24

Family: $19,183.32

If your county is self-insured, please review the request for reimbursement instructions regarding elgible expenses. Please contact Commission for additional assistance.

Indiana Supreme Court Announces Pay Increase for Prosecutor and Deputy Prosecutor Positions

Chief Public Defenders and Chief Deputies in counties with offices must be compensated at the same rate as the elected prosecutor and chief deputy prosecutors. Counties have until January 2022 to match the pay raises prosecutors received on 7/1/21. Please contact Commission staff with any questions.

Position                                          Current                New (eff. 7/1/21)

Prosecutor (Full Time)                   $156,125              $159,950

Prosecutor (Part Time .66)            $103,043              $105,568

Prosecutor (Part Time .6)              $93,675                $95,970

Chief Deputy (Full Time)                $117,094              $119,963

Chief Deputy (Part Time .66)         $77,282                $79,175

Chief Deputy (Part Time .6)           $70,256                $71,977

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