Schadefonds Geweldsmisdrijven gives a one-off compensation payment to victims with serious psychological or physical injuries. By doing so the Schadefonds, on behalf of society and commissioned by the government, acknowledges the injustice that has been done. Schadefonds thus contributes to restoring confidence and does justice to victims and their loved ones.
The information on this website is intended for victims of violent crimes which were committed in the Caribbean Netherlands. For victims of violent crimes committed in the European Netherlands, we refer you to the website www.schadefonds.nl.
Schadefonds Geweldsmisdrijven gives a one-off compensation paymentto:
- victims of violent crimes as a result of which they have or have had serious physical and/or psychological problems (injuries);
- surviving relatives of victims of a violent crime or a wrongful death;
- Close relatives of victims who, due to a violent crime, have serious and permanent physical and/or psychological problems (injuries).
'Recognition gives strength. Together involved.'
What does the Schadefonds do?
Six months ago I was attacked by force.
To handle this, I sought targeted help.
This was possible through a compensation from Schadefonds.
With my application it was helpful that I had filed a complaint.
The perpetrator was not found
but it was clear that my psychological injury came from the violent crime.
Sometimes Schadefonds collects information to assess the application.
For example from the police, from the judge or the public prosecutor.
Or, with my consent, from my healthcare provider.
Because my injury must be really serious.
If my healthcare provider does not have enough information
then the medical specialists of Schadefonds will assess the injury based on the available data
and Schadefonds will determine the amount that I’m entitled to.
The information will of course only be used for assessing my application.
The data for my application was promptly available.
As a result, I received my financial compensation quicker than expected.
And now, I’m doing much better!
Do you need assistance with your application?
Go to Victims Assistance Office