Making an application for financial assistance
- I was injured as a direct result of a violent act, including domestic violence.
- I am the victim of a compensable violent act (some sexual assaults are compensable violent acts).
- I was injured trying to prevent another person from committing a violent act.
- I was injured trying to help or rescue another person against whom a violent act was being committed.
- I was injured trying to arrest a person who was committing or just committed a violent act.
You are a Primary Victim.
- I was at the scene of the violent act, and have suffered an injury as a result of witnessing the act.
- I am a child, step-child or under the guardianship of the victim, and I suffered an injury as a result of becoming aware of the violent act.
- I am a parent, step- parent, or guardian of a child who was a victim, and I suffered an injury as a result of becoming aware of the violent act.
You are a Secondary Victim.
- I am the spouse or de facto partner of someone who has died as a result of a violent act.
- I am the parent, step-parent, or guardian of someone who has died as a result of a violent act.
- I am child, step-child or under the guardianship of someone who has died as a result of a violent act.
- I am entirely or substantially dependent for financial support on someone who has died as a result of a violent act.
You are a Family Victim.
Note that people who are injured as a result of a motor accident, or in the course of employment are generally not eligible to receive an award under the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2006.
Under the scheme, a victim who is experiencing financial hardship as a result of the violent act can claim a payment of up to $5,000 to cover financial loss - out of pocket expenses such as medical and other health expenses or loss of earnings. Use the application for Application for an Immediate Payment of Financial Assistance .
There is no charge for lodging an application.
Want to know more? Download our brochure .
If you are a victim of a violent act or relative or close friend of a victim you are entitled to free counselling. Counselling services for victims of crime are located across the Territory. For more information, please contact CatholicCare NT on 1800 899 855 or 8944 2000.
Last updated: 06 August 2019
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