What compensation can you receive under the National Redress Scheme?

Aug 30, 2022 | Publication | 0 comments

The National Redress Scheme provides support to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

The National Redress Scheme is in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Applications can be made any time before 30 June 2027.

The Scheme recognises three kids of sexual abuse which are penetrative abuse, contact abuse and exposure abuse.

The maximum redress payment which can be paid for each is $150,000 for penetrative, $50,000 for contact and $20,000 for exposure.

Should I apply under the National Redress Scheme or should I bring a civil claim?

It is important to remember that a payment under the National Redress Scheme is not ‘common law’ damages. The redress payment will not include any amount for loss of income or pain and suffering. Its purpose is to recognise and acknowledge the impact of institutional child sexual abuse and related abuse on you.

If you are a victim of institutional child sexual abuse, you should obtain legal advice as to whether you should apply under the National Redress Scheme or bring a civil claim.

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