Financial assistance that may be awarded
The Tribunal may award financial assistance for a range of expenses. The types of assistance that the Tribunal may award are set out in the Victims of Crime Assistance Act 1996 and include assistance for:
counselling and medical expenses;
safety related expenses;
loss or damage to clothing worn at the time of the incident;
loss of earnings;
dependency upon a deceased primary victim (related victims only);
assistance for reasonable funeral expenses.
In exceptional circumstances, the Tribunal may award an amount for other expenses actually and reasonably incurred, or reasonably likely to be incurred, by an applicant to assist them in their recovery from the act of violence. Refer to the Types of Victims and Financial Assistance Available pages for further information.
Number of final awards of financial assistance made, and average amount of financial assistance awarded on final determination
|Number of awards of financial assistance made||4,755||4,462||4161|
|Amount of financial assistance awarded||$34,883,120||$34,094,333||$32,387,146|
|Average amount of financial assistance awarded||$7,763||$7,641||$7,784|