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Gosnells Community Legal Centre Inc. is dedicated to promoting social justice and equity by the provision of a range of services which support and empower people to resolve their legal, social and economic issues.
Victim Compensation Program

Victim Compensation Program

Victim Compensation Program

If you are a victim of Domestic and Family Violence or a victim of any other crime and you have suffered bodily harm, mental and nervous shock or pregnancy as a result of the crime then you may be eligible to claim Criminal Injuries Compensation.

There is a three year limitation period to make a claim for Criminal Injuries Compensation although it is possible to make a request for an extension of time to make the application for compensation.

The process of putting together the application is complex and time consuming and may require expert and other reports. Once lodged it may take up to 12 months for the Assessor of Criminal Injuries Compensation to make a decision.

The Victim Compensation Program is funded by the Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program.


*Information produced by Gosnells Community Legal Centre Inc. and current as at 30 June 2016.

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