The Czech Republic has a crime victim compensation program that provides financial compensation for victims of violent crime.
Report to police. Yes, without unwarranted delay.
Filing period. No later than 1 year following the date of the criminal act. Exceptions are made for good cause (e.g., in cases where the victim is not in a position to file because of severe medical reasons).
Foreign citizen eligibility. Foreign nationals are eligible to apply for compensation to the extent provided by a valid international agreement to which the Czech Republic is a party.
Application forms are available from the Ministry of Justice or by e-mailing email@example.com. The victim must submit an application to the Ministry of Justice. The Ministry of Justice shall dispense aid within 3 months following submission of the application and appropriate documentation.
Benefits and Award Limits
There is no maximum award limit.
Emergency awards. May be adjudicated at a flat rate of up to CZK25.000.
Funding sources. Funds originate from persons convicted of causing harm.
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