Regulations 2007 No.11 of 2007 Victims of Crime Assistance Regulations
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Victims of Crime Assistance Regulations (3) The assessor must not award financial assistance for both bums to a part of the body and scarring of that part of the body caused by bums. 22. Domestic violence injuries (1) Instead of applying for an award for domestic violence injuries, a victim may apply for an award for each compensable injury ("separate domestic injuries") suffered as a direct result of the violent act. (2) The assessor must not award financial assistance to an eligible victim for separate domestic injuries if: (a) the victim has applied for an award for the domestic violence injuries and the separate domestic injuries occurred before the victim made the application; and (b) the same offender is responsible for the domestic violence injuries and the separate domestic injuries. (3) Subregulation (2) does not prevent the assessor from taking the separate domestic injuries into account in making an award for the domestic violence injuries. 23. Calculation of loss of earnings (1) This regulation applies if: (a) a primary victim of a violent act applies for financial assistance for loss of earnings mentioned in section 10(5)(a) of the Act; or (b) a secondary victim of a violent act applies for financial assistance for loss of earnings mentioned in section 12(6)(a) of the Act. (2) The amount of financial assistance to which the applicant is entitled for each week during the period when the loss of earnings is suffered (the "relevant period") is calculated as the lesser of the following amounts: (a) 75% of the difference between average weekly earnings at the date of the violent act and the applicant's net weekly earnings during the relevant period; (b) 75% of the difference between the applicant's net weekly earnings at the date of the violent act and the applicant's net weekly earnings during the relevant period. (3) In this regulation: "average weekly earnings" means the Average Weekly Earnings for Full Time Adult Persons, Weekly Ordinary Time Earnings for the