The Committee for the Support of Victims of Mafia-style Crime and Intentional Violent Crime (Comitato di Solidarietà per le vittime dei reati di tipo mafioso e dei reati intenzionali violenti), which is attached to the Ministry of the Interior (Via Cavour n. 6; certified e-mail ('PEC') address: firstname.lastname@example.org). The Committee is made up of the Commissioner (Commissario), in the chair, sitting with one representative of the Ministry of the Interior, two representatives of the Ministry of Justice, one representative of the Ministry of Economic Development, one representative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, one representative of the Ministry of Employment, Health and Social Policies, and one non-voting representative of the public insurance services corporation CONSAP, which is responsible for the financial management of the relevant fund.
Applications to access the fund have to be submitted, for investigation, to the Prefecture/Territorial Office of the Government (Prefettura Ufficio territoriale del Governo) for one of the following places: the place where the court that issued the conviction for one of the offences referred to in Article 11 of Law No 122/2017 sits; or the place of residence of the interested party, or of the other entitled persons if the victim of the offence has died; or the place of residence of the special representative (procuratore speciale) representing the victim or other entitled persons if they are Italian citizens or EU citizens not residing in Italy. (This information anticipates the content of an Inter-Ministerial Decree shortly to be published in the official gazette).
The actual decision on the application rests with the Committee.
The prerequisites for accessing the fund, and the application form, can be found on the following page on the Ministry of the Interior’s website:
Yes, although going through the assisting authority can be useful in order to have the application and any other documentation translated.
In which language(s) do the compensation authorities(s) accept the:
No costs are borne by the applicant.
There is no need to be present, as there are no adversarial hearings; if you wish to submit further observations or documentation, you can send them by certified e-mail or through the assisting authority.
Decree No 222/2008, Article 6: ‘Hearing of the applicant requested by the Italian deciding authority
‘1. If the Italian deciding authority decides to hear the applicant or any other person under Article 2(3) of the Legislative Decree, it shall send the request to the assisting authority in the other Member State, following the procedures indicated in Article 3(2) of this Regulation. The request must contain information on the procedural formalities laid down by Italian law, and must ask the assisting authority in the other Member State which has received the application to inform the person to be heard of those formalities.
‘2. If the Italian deciding authority asks the assisting authority in the other Member State to hear the applicant or any other person in accordance with the laws of that Member State, under the final part of Article 2(3) of the Legislative Decree, it shall send the request following the procedures indicated in Article 3(2) of this Regulation.’
Please see the answer to the previous question.
They will be recognised, provided that they are received in Italian or English. No specific assessments need to be carried out by domestic doctors.
No medical examinations need to be carried out; instead, you will have to submit the relevant medical documentation and the invoices for the medical costs you have incurred.
The current rule is 60 days from receipt of the application. However, it should be borne in mind that the proceedings will be suspended if the deciding authority calls for any other documents or information (Article 10-bis of Law No 241/90).
By bringing an action in the ordinary court (tribunale) within 60 days of notification of the decision.
Not to the knowledge of the office supplying this information.
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