If you’ve been victimized by crime in BC, you may be eligible for benefits through the Crime Victim Assistance Program. This program provides benefits to victims for things such as medical services, protective measures, childcare, transportation, and can also include benefits to immediate family members of victims. In cases involving death, this program can also help cover funeral expenses and more.
Generally, applications to the Crime Victim Assistance Program must be made within one year from the date of the crime. Decisions on whether to issue victim assistance or not are decided by the Director of Crime Victim Assistance. The director may choose to refuse victim benefits, or may reduce or suspend current crime victim assistance benefits.
Whether you want to apply for crime victim assistance, have been rejected or have had your benefits suspended, consider consulting an Acumen lawyer. We have experience to help you bring take your case up for reconsideration. If you have already received a decision from the Crime Victim Assistance Program, it’s important to know you only have 60 days to appeal. Remember, help is only a phone call away. Call now.