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The Victims Support Scheme provides up to $9,500 to a family group to cover the costs associated with a funeral for a family member of a homicide victim.
Funeral expenses may include the following:
You can apply for financial assistance to help pay for funeral expenses if you are a:
For more information about family victims, see Eligibility criteria.
You can apply for support within 2 years from the date the death was determined to be a homicide.
If you were a child when the homicide happened, you need to apply within 2 years of turning 18 years old.
To apply, please complete the relevant application form:
If you're unable to apply online, you can download a PDF version of the form and send your completed form with your supporting documents by email or post.
You will need to supply supporting documents along with your completed application form. These include:
Some people are not eligible for support, even if they are a victim of crime. For more information on persons who are not eligible, see section 25 of the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013.
There are also circumstances where support may be declined or the amount reduced. For more information on those circumstances, see section 44 of the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013.
Consideration of these factors may affect the amount of financial support a victim receives or may result in a decision not to approve an application for victims support.
To learn more, visit Eligibility criteria.
08 Sep 2023
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Nations Peoples of NSW and pay our respects to Elders past, present, and future.
Informed by lessons of the past, Department of Communities and Justice is improving how we work with Aboriginal people and communities. We listen and learn from the knowledge, strength and resilience of Stolen Generations Survivors, Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal communities.
You can access our apology to the Stolen Generations.