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Existing applications lodged with the ACT Magistrates Court

If you lodged an application for financial assistance for a crime that occurred before 1 July 2016 with the ACT Magistrates Court then your application will continue to be processed by the Court with assistance from the ACT Government Solicitor.  This section of our website provides some information about what you can expect from the process with the Court.

The ACT Government Solicitor is the agency responsible to assessing applications and making a recommendation to the court. A Magistrate determines the amount of financial assistance to be paid.

Victim Support ACT is unable to provide updates on the progress of your application and cannot provide legal advice. However, we may be able to assist you to find out where to obtain advice and guidance.  You can contact our office on 1800 822 272 or via  victimsupport@act.gov.au

Important information about applications lodged with the Magistrates Court

If you lodged your application with the ACT Magistrates Court before 1 July 2017 you cannot withdraw your application and submit a new application to the New Financial Assistance Scheme.

If you were denied victims of crime financial assistance after lodging an application with the ACT Magistrates Court you cannot make an application to the New Financial Assistance Scheme for the same act of violence.