You can apply for compensation if you, or someone you know, has been hurt in a violent crime in the past 2 years - you’ll need to fill in an online form.

What you need to know

Start now on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) website

You’ll need the unique police reference number and contact details for the doctor (if you were treated for the injury).

There’s a different process for compensation schemes in Northern Ireland.

  • Takes around 15 minutes
  • Not available in Northern Ireland

Contact the helpline:

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority helpline
0300 003 3601

If your application is turned down

If your application is turned down, you can appeal to the criminal injuries compensation tribunal.

Get started on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) website

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