In order to be eligible for a Financial Benefit, you must have been the victim of a violent crime that occurred in Alberta.
You must have reported the crime to the police and have cooperated with the investigation.
You do not have to wait for the perpetrator to be convicted or even charged.
You are eligible for Financial Assistance even if you do not know the identity of your attacker. As long as you provided the police with all information you have about the offence and offenders.
If you have a criminal record for violence, your award may be reduced in certain circumstances