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The general time limit for financial support and recognition payment eligibility is two (2) years after the act of violence.
However there are exceptions and extensions, depending on the time between the occurrence of the act of violence and lodgement of the application; the type of victim; the age of victim at the time of lodgement, or at the time the act of violence occurred; and the type of offence committed against the victim.
The following table outlines the relevant time limits: