Government of New Brunswick
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    Under the Victims Services Act, financial benefits may be available to victims of violent crime to assist with expenses incurred as a direct result the crime which are not covered by other means.

    Eligibility

    Victims of violent crime who have suffered personal loss or injury as a direct result of the crime may be eligible for financial compensation for specific expenses.

    Victim Services can inform you if you qualify. To be eligible for compensation, you must report the crime to police and fully cooperate with them. If charges are laid, you must cooperate throughout the court process.

    Description

    Compensation for victims of violent crime is offered under specific categories. Expenses which could be eligible for compensation include:

    Funeral expenses
    Counselling
    Medication
    Eye wear
    Relocation
    Transportation
    Miscellaneous
    Dental
    Medical expenses
    Physiotherapy
    Child care

    Expenses must be a direct result of the crime. There are limits on each type of benefit, and a maximum amount of what you can claim. All other avenues of funding must be exhausted (i.e. insurance) before being eligible for compensation.

    You should apply as soon as possible, as there are time limits: one year from the date of the offence and in the case of a sexual offence, one year from the date the incident was reported to the police.

    If the victim is under 19 years of age, or unable to apply, a parent or guardian may apply on his or her behalf.

    Contact Email Location
    Victim Services
    Bathurst
    Burton
    Campbellton
    Edmundston
    Elsipogtog
    Fredericton
    Grand Falls
    Miramichi
    Moncton
    Richibucto
    Saint John
    Shediac
    St Stephen
    Tracadie-Sheila
    Woodstock