Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
You Might be able to claim compensation if you were the victim of a violent crime.
This includes if:
- you were injured
- a close relative died
- you saw the crime happen to a loved one (or were there immediately afterwards)
- you paid for the funeral of a person who died
You usually have to claim within 2 years of the crime. The crime must be reported to the police before you apply.
Victims of serious crime abroad, or terrorist incidents may also be entitled to compensation.
- Hardship Fund - Get financial support as a victim of crime
You can apply for financial help if you have to take time off low-paid work because you have been the victim of a violent crime.
The fund has an eligibility criteria which means you need to have reported your injuries to the police within 48 hours and your application to CICA needs to be submitted within 8 weeks of the crime.
Staff in the Victim and Witness Hub can support you in making your applications. Applications should be made through the CICA website.