Financial Benefit Eligibility

Motor vehicle incidents are generally not eligible for financial benefits or assistance programs.

You may be eligible for assistance if you meet the following criteria:

  • you were the victim of a serious eligible offense
  • the crime happened in Alberta – you don’t need to live here to be eligible
  • you reported the crime to the police within a reasonable period of time
  • your injuries require you to need assistance performing daily functions
  • you co-operated with the investigation into the crime
  • For serious injury benefit and death benefit; your application is received within 2 years of the date of the crime
  • For emergency assistance, court attendance, and counseling applications; your application is received within 45 days of the date of the crime

Your criminal record and any action on your part that may have contributed to your injuries are also considered.

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