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- Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Scheme

Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Scheme
Traffic Accident Victims Assistance (TAVA) Scheme


The scheme aims to provide speedy financial assistance to road traffic accident victims (or to their dependants in cases of death). It is non-means tested, and does not take into account the element of fault leading to the occurrence of the accident. Payments are made for personal injuries, while loss of or damage to property is not covered.

1. Eligibility Criteria
  • The accident must fall within the scope of the Traffic Accident Victims (Assistance Fund) Ordinance, Cap.229 of the Laws of Hong Kong, and has been reported to the Police.
  • The victim was legally permitted to remain in Hong Kong at the time of the accident.
  • Application must be made within 6 months after the date of the accident.
  • The victim died/sustained permanent disability from the accident, or the injury sustained by the victim gave rise to at least 3 days' hospitalization/sick leave as certified by a registered medical practitioner/registered Chinese medicine practitioner.
2. How to apply

Application form can be downloaded from this homepage for completion, and sent to the
TAVA Section through the following channels:

  • by post/in person; or
  • by fax; or
  • by email.


  • Unless prevented by special circumstances, the applicant is required to attend an interview at that Section to provide relevant information and documentary proof. The applicant will be informed of the result of his application in writing.
    3.

    Service Charge

    No service charge is required.

     

    4.

    Enquiries

    Office:            Address:         

     

    Tel. No.:         

    Fax No.:         

    Email Address:   

    Opening Hours:

    Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Section

    Unit A-D, 8/F, China Overseas Building, 

    139 Hennessy Road
    , Wan Chai, Hong Kong

    2832 4615-6

    2893 8690

    tavaenq@swd.gov.hk

    Monday to Friday:     8:45 am to 1:00 pm

    2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays:  Closed

    5.  More Information (downloadable)

    Downloading of the materials for reading and printing can be done through the use of the Adobe(R) acrobat(R) reader software which is available free at the Adobe Systems Inc. Website. Get Adobe Reader

    Description
    Document Format
    Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Preliminary Application Form PDF Document(Acrobat Document) Word Document (MSWord Document)
    Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Scheme - Important Information in Brief for Applicants PDF Document(Acrobat Document) Word Document (MSWord Document)
    Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Scheme Leaflet (Bilingual) PDF Document(Acrobat Document)

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    Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Scheme Leaflet (in ethnic minority languages)     
    - Translation in Hindi  PDF Document (Acrobat Document)

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    - Translation in Indonesian  PDF Document (Acrobat Document)

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    - Translation in Nepali  PDF Document (Acrobat Document)

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    - Translation in Tagalog  PDF Document (Acrobat Document)

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    - Translation in Thai PDF Document (Acrobat Document)

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    - Translation in Urdu  PDF Document (Acrobat Document)

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    Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Scheme Payment Schedule PDF Document(Acrobat Document) Word Document(MSWord Document)
    Traffic Accident Victims Assistance Fund Annual Report for the year from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013 PDF Document(Acrobat Document) Word Document(MSWord Document)
    Information Form on Fraudulent Claims for Traffic Accident Victims Assistance (TAVA) PDF Document(Acrobat Document) Word Document(MSWord Document)