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Amending, Withdrawing or Varying your application

Before your application has been decided

You can amend (change) or withdraw your application at any time before it is decided.

If you wish to amend or withdraw your application you will need to advise the Financial Assistance Section in writing.

If we do not have any contact with you about your application for a period of 6 months, we will write to you to tell you that you have a further 6 months to contact us before your application lapses. If your application does lapse you may still reapply for assistance, subject to the time limits for applications.

After your application has been decided

You can apply for a variation of your grant of financial assistance after a decision has been made about your earlier application if your circumstances have changed or are likely to change.

Variation applications must be made

  • within 7 years of the day your earlier application was decided;
  • by completing the Variation application form.

Only 1 application for variation can be made per year unless there are exceptional circumstances.

The maximum amounts that applied to the earlier application also apply to the variation application.

Applications lodged with the ACT Magistrates Court

If you lodged your application for financial assistance with the ACT Magistrates Court before 1 July 2017 for a crime that occurred before 1 July 2016, you must approach the ACT Government Solicitor and/or ACT Magistrates Court to discuss amending, withdrawing or varying your application.  Unfortunately Victim Support ACT cannot assist your with changes under the old scheme.  For more information about applications lodged in the Magistrates Court click here.

If your application has been lodged with the ACT Magistrates Court you cannot withdraw it from the court and reapply under the New Financial Assistance Scheme.