If you are injured as a result of a violent crime, you may be eligible for a financial benefit based upon the severity of the injury sustained. Compensation may be provided for physical and/or emotional injury pursuant to the Victims of Crime Financial Benefits Program.
For assistance with a Victims of Crime Application in Lethbridge and surrounding areas, the team at Michael Dietrich Law Office can help. The financial benefit is generally a one-time payout. Victims whose injuries result in more severe impairment, may be eligible for additional benefits.
General prerequisite conditions include that:
The injury, as a result of the crime, must have occurred in Alberta.
The crime must have been reported to the police.
The Application must be made within two years of the date of the crime. Limitation periods are subject to change and may be abbreviated at any time. Time, therefore, is of the essence.
We have successfully assisted many victims of crime. We can facilitate the process to a resolution, generally, within six months.