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Helping Victims of Crime with Finances and Benefits

Date: 
05/24/2019
Author: 
CLAVC

In the aftermath of a crime, a victims’ financial and housing situations may change.  These changes can have a host of consequences. This resource guide contains practical information for you to assist your clients if they need to:

  • seek new sources of support,
  • update the administering agency about their new income and housing,
  • make sure that their income and benefits cannot be accessed by someone else, and
  • understand what their obligations are with respect to debts or liabilities that they share with a perpetrator.
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