ADDRESS

23314 Crenshaw Blvd Suite #7
Torrance, CA 90505

To request victims support, a completed application form must be lodged with Victims Services. Certain documentary evidence is also required for financial support and recognition payment to be approved.

The following table outlines the relationship between the support type and the evidence required. 

Victims support claimed

Evidence required

Counselling only

Application form

Financial assistance for immediate needs

Application form plus:

  • Documentary evidence (such as a medical or police report) sufficient to support, on balance, the applicant’s claim.

  • Approved forms of substantiation such as receipts and invoices

     

Financial assistance for economic loss

Application form plus:

  • A police report or report of a government agency

  • And a medical, dental or counselling report verifying injury to the primary victim (does not apply to family victims).

  • Full particulars of economic loss

  • Approved forms of substantiation such as receipts and invoices

  • In the case of actual loss of earnings – the name and address of the employer, the period of absence from work, and a statement from the employer substantiating those particulars.

     

Recognition payment

Application form plus:

  • A police report or report of a government agency

  • And a medical, dental or counselling report verifying injury to the primary victim (does not apply to family victims).

Please also note the following:

  • Minimal supporting documentation required for an approval of financial assistance for immediate needs. A claim for immediate needs must relate to a specific expense, supported by an approved form of substantiation.

  • Family victims are not required to establish that they have suffered an injury, however must be able to verify their relationship to the deceased primary victim.

  • Family victims are not eligible for all types of financial assistance for economic loss (see Who can get Victims Support?).

  • Evidence to support claims for financial assistance and recognition payment can be submitted some time after an application is lodged with Victims Services however must be received before the five-year expiry date. Victims Services will obtain police and court evidence on behalf of an applicant and can assist with obtaining other forms of evidence.