There are 3 types of benefits you can apply for:
Injury Benefit for victims who were physically and / or psychologically injured as a direct result of a crime.
Witness Benefit for victims who witnessed a crime that resulted in the death of a loved one.
Death Benefit that reimburses funeral costs for victims that died as a result of violent crime.
To visit the Alberta Solicitor General’s Website for more information, click here.
All injuries must be verified by the medical professional (doctor or counselor) who treated you for your injuries
What’s important to know
- You don’t need to wait for a charge or conviction to apply for financial benefits
- You have 2 years after the date of the incident to apply. If you
were under 18 when the crime occurred, you have until you’re 28 to apply
- If you’re eligible, all you have to do is complete the application
form. Our office will get all the information we need to make a decision
on your application