If you’re a victim who lived with the attacker before 1 October 1979
The deadline to apply for compensation was 13 June 2021 if you were a victim of violent crime and:
- the crime happened between 1 August 1964 and 30 September 1979
- you lived with the attacker as a family member at the time of the incident (this was known as the ‘same roof’ rule)
Claims made after the deadline
You may still be able to claim if you can show you were unable to apply before 13 June 2021 and you either:
- were a child at the time of the crime
- could not apply earlier because of exceptional circumstances (you must provide enough evidence so your claim can be decided without further extensive enquiries)
If you’ve made a claim before
If you’ve made a claim before but it was refused or reduced because of the ‘same roof’ rule you can reapply for compensation if you’re eligible. The ‘same roof’ rule does not apply anymore.
How to make a claim
You can request someone to contact you about your claim. You’ll need to give some information like your name and contact details.
A caseworker will contact you within 2 working days or on the next available day you’ve selected on the form.
Other ways to apply
You can make a claim online or on the phone by calling Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). You can also call CICA to arrange a time for someone to take your claim over the phone.