Our lawyers received a section 33 Advice from the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal at Ringwood indicating that our client will be receiving an award for Special Financial Assistance and Medical Expenses including acupuncture.
VICTIMS OF CRIME ASSISTANCE ACT 1996 - SECT 8ASpecial financial assistance to primary victims for significant adverse effects
(1) Without limiting persons who are primary victims by virtue of section 7, for the purposes of this section a person is also a primary victim of an act of violence if he or she experiences or suffers any significant adverse effect as a direct result of an act of violence committed against him or her.
(a) an act of violence was committed against the person; and
(3) The amount of special financial assistance that may be awarded by the Tribunal in accordance with this section is an amount up to the level set out in subsection (4).
(4) For the purposes of subsection (3) the level is—
(a) the minimum amount set out in the Table in subsection (5) in relation to the relevant category of act of violence if the Tribunal is satisfied that the applicant has experienced or suffered any significant adverse effect as a direct result of the act of violence; and
(b) an increased amount up to the maximum amount set out in that Table in relation to the relevant category of act of violence if the Tribunal is satisfied that the applicant has suffered any injury as defined in section 3(1) as a direct result of the act of violence.
See (5) of section 8A for the categories of special financial assistance.D LEGAL Barristers & Solicitors
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