Victims Services Branch
Victims Compensation Program
Victims Services grants compensation to victims for reasonable expenses resulting from criminal acts of personal violence, such as physical and/or sexual assault, murder, robbery and kidnapping. It does not cover expenses related to property crimes.
You may be eligible for compensation if:
A victim of a criminal act of personal violence must first report the crime to the police. The next step is to fill out a Victims Compensation Program application form. The various application forms are provided below. They can be filled out on a computer and printed, but must be mailed to the Victims Services Branch. These forms are also available from:
You do not need a lawyer to apply. Applications will be accepted up to two years after the crime has been committed. In cases of sexual assault, you may apply up to two years after the date the offence was reported to the police.
You can be compensated for reasonable expenses including:
Compensation is not available for pain and suffering, personal property damage or legal fees.
If you have any questions, please contact a local Victim Services program or the Victims Services Branch.