Marriage immigrants will no longer be denied victim's compensation. (Ministry of Justice)

Marriage immigrants will no longer be denied victim’s compensation. (Ministry of Justice)

By Park Gil-ja and Kim Minji

Marriage immigrants in Korea are now eligible to receive victim’s compensation regardless of whether an applicant gets a guarantee from his or her home country.

The Justice Ministry on Dec. 18 announced that the Cabinet passed an amendment to the Victim Protection Act to this effect.

Victim’s compensation refers to public financial assistance in case of death, disability or serious injury caused by a crime. After an applicant registers his or her residential address and where the crime occurred with a district prosecutor’s office, the compensation amount will be determined after a review of the crime’s victims is conducted.