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Taiwan has a crime victim compensation program to provide financial compensation for victims of violent or personal crime.

Eligibility Requirements

Report to police. Yes.

Filing period. Within 2 years from the date of the crime.

Foreign citizen eligibility. Citizens of foreign countries are eligible to apply for compensation only when their country of nationality has a valid international agreement for reciprocity with Taiwan.


Victims of violent or personal crime who suffer serious injuries
Dependents of deceased victims


Application forms are available from the Investigation Bureau, district court, and American Institute in Taiwan. The claimant should file an application with the Committee of Crime Victim Compensation Association, the Investigation Bureau, or the district court in the jurisdiction where the crime occurred. Applications are processed within 3 months. Appeals of a decision by the district court to deny compensation may be filed with the High Court.

Benefits and Award Limits

The maximum awards are: medical, NT$400,000.00; funeral, NT$300,000.00; death, NT$1,000,000.00; and disability, NT$1,000,000.00.

Compensable costs

Medical expenses associated with injuries received as a result of the crime
Funeral and burial expenses
Disability expenses

Emergency awards. Emergency funds are available.

Contact Information

Department of Rehabilitation and Social Protection, Ministry of Justice 130
Section 1, Chungking S. Road,Taipei, 100, Taiwan
Telephone: (02) 2370-0436
Fax: (02) 2389-6364
E-mail: hotline@mail.moj.gov.tw
Internet: www.moj.gov.tw

Languages used—

On application forms: Chinese (Language help is available in each district court when the application is submitted, if needed.)
In correspondence: Chinese
By telephone: Chinese

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