ARE YOU A VICTIM OF CRIME?
If you have been the victim of a crime then you may be eligible to apply for assistance from the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal. The tribunal provides funding for you to have a solicitor act on your behalf in making your application.
Are you eligible?
You may be eligible if:
If you are not sure whether any of the above applies to you, contact our office to discuss your situation. There is no requirement for the offender to have been charged for you to make an application.
WHAT ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE?
There is a maximum pool of $100,000 for the related victims of the person who has died, with a $50,000 cap in on each individual related victim. Assistance is available in the form of :
You are also able to make a claim for funeral expenses, whether or not you are a related victim.
Prior Law has extensive experience in Victims of Crime matters and can assist you with your application to the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal from start to finish. Prior Law will be able to advise you on all facets of your application.
MAKING AN APPLICATION
What do you need to do to make an application?
Interim Assistance Available
If you require immediate assistance from the tribunal we are able to apply for the tribunal to make an Interim Award of Assistance. This can be medical, counselling and safety related expenses, which may be necessary for your immediate wellbeing.