Financial Assistance Available in QLD What financial assistance may be available in Queensland:
Victims Assist (QLD Government) provides financial assistance to eligible victims who have been injured by an act of violence in Queensland.
We assist you in preparing your application to Victims Assist. If your application is successful, we are paid $500 by Victims Assist for our assistance to you.
If your application is approved, Victims Assist can help cover some or all of the costs associated with your recovery. These costs may include:
medical and counselling costs
travel costs to attend medical and counselling appointments
safety and security costs
replacement of clothing damaged during the crime
crime scene cleaning costs
loss of earnings (up to $20,000—special conditions apply)
other reasonable expenses to help recover from an injury
legal costs incurred in applying for assistance (up to $500—special conditions apply)
funeral costs (up to $8,000).
The total amount of assistance granted will vary depending on the victim’s individual circumstances.
A primary victim may also be eligible to receive a special assistance payment of up to $10,000.
A related victim may be eligible to receive a distress payment of up to $10,000 as well as a dependency payment.
A primary victim may be granted up to $75,000. Other victims may be granted up to $50,000.