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Types of Compensation

Recognition Payments
Compensation is awarded in accordance with the type of offence.  There are 4 categories ranging in value from $1,500.00 to $15,000.00 depending on the nature of the offence.
The compensation in accordance with the these categories is called a Recognition Payment.


Immediate needs
Compensation for immediate needs covers things like moving to a safer location, changing locks, emergency medical and dental care, crime scene clean up and funeral expenses.


Financial assistance
Financial assistance covers things like reasonable travel expenses, medical and dental expenses and assistance with living and other expenses incurred as a direct result of the act of violence.
Your Solicitor can advise you further in respect of the various benefits available under the scheme and whether they are applicable to you.

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