My children and I were mugged 18 months ago.
I was told about the Victims of crime compensation. Is there a time limit on making a claim?
I cant seem to find a straightforward answer?!
Thanks in advance
NSW no longer has a Victim's Compensation scheme. It's been replaced by a Victims Support Scheme, with the emphasis on support rather than compensation. There is generally a two year time limit for financial assistance and what's called a recognition payment. There is no time limit for counselling.
You should contact Victims Services for info on how to apply.
There is no time limit for applying for counselling services but there is a time limit of either 2 years from the date of incident (for financial support for yourself) or 2 years from the day the victim turns 18 years old (for financial support for your children): Page 11 of Victim Services Guide.