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A recognition payment is intended to acknowledge that a violent crime has been committed against you. Payment is based on the offence committed.
For more information, see Eligibility criteria.
If a recognition payment is approved for a victim while they are younger than 17 years, the payment will be made to NSW Trustee and Guardian who will hold the payment until the applicant turns 18 years old. For more information about how they will manage the payment, please visit the NSW Trustee and Guardian website.
PDF application forms are also available.
If you need help completing your application, you can ask a support worker, friend or family member. Or contact Victims Services.
Read How to collect information to support your application (PDF , 53.9 KB)
12 Aug 2022
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.
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