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Victims of Crime Application

Melbourne Victims of Crime Application

HAVE YOU BEEN VICTIM OF A CRIME OR MULTIPLE CRIMES?

Are you thinking about applying for Victims of Crime Assistance, but aren't sure how to go about it? Don’t worry, Galea & Faustin victims of crime services Melbourne may be able to assist.

PRIMARY VICTIM

You may be eligible for compensation. If you have been victim of a crime perpetrated against your person such as rape, assault, domestic violence, false imprisonment, stalking etc. We can assist you in making an application for assistance with victims of crime advocates Melbourne. to $20,000.00 in loss of income as a direct impact of the crime. Besides the sum of $60,000.00 which may be awarded, you also get up to $10,000.00. This depends on the category of the crime, as a recognition of your pain and suffering.

Besides the primary victim of crime category, further categories of victims such as secondary victim or related victim may also make an application. Please note that these applications are free.

Who is a secondary victim?

This is a person who is injured as a direct result of:

  • being at the scene and witnessing an act of violence
  • becoming aware of an act of violence (This applies to a parent/guardian of a primary victim who was less than 18 years old at the time of the act).

Secondary victims are entitled to up to:

  • $50,000 for medical and counselling expenses
  • loss of earnings of up to $20,000 (in exceptional circumstances)

Who is a related victim?

This is a person who at the time of an act of violence either:

  • was a close family member of?
  • was a dependant of
  • had an intimate personal relationship with
  • a primary victim who has died as a result of the act.

Related victims are entitled to amounts of up to $50,000 for:

  • medical or funeral expenses
  • counselling expenses
  • assistance for distress experienced
  • loss of money expected to be received from the deceased (up to two years after the death).

If any of these sounds like your case, don’t worry our Victim of crime advocates Melbourne will assist you. We encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.