A family member dies after a violent act

You can claim up to $10,000 for financial loss or out-of-pocket expenses after the death of a family member or someone you were financially dependent on as the result of a violent act.

Find out more about the rules for what you can claim reading the Victims of Crime Assistance Act.

Who can apply

You can apply if you are any of the following:

  • the spouse or de facto partner of someone who died because of a violent act
  • a parent, step-parent, or guardian of someone who died because of a violent act
  • the child, stepchild or under the guardianship of someone who has died as a result of a violent act.

This is also known as being a family victim.

What you can claim for

The financial loss or out-of-pocket expenses you can claim may include:

  • funeral and related expenses - eg: airfares
  • medical expenses incurred by you
  • if you were financially dependent on the deceased victim.

Documents you will need

You must submit all of the following:

How to apply

Submit your application form and any documents listed above to the Crime Victims Services Unit in Darwin by email, post, fax or in person.

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Last updated: 28 November 2017