Compensation and welfare benefits for victims of terrorist attacks

Information on how to make a compensation claim if you were directly affected by a terrorist attack.



This guidance provides information on how to apply for compensation or find out about benefits if you, or someone you know, is a:

  • victim of a terrorist attack in the UK
  • victim of a terrorist attack abroad

More information is available about support available for victims of terrorism.

Published 18 October 2017
Last updated 18 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. The section on welfare benefits has been updated to make this clearer for victims of terrorism.

  2. Added information about how to find out about welfare benefits.

  3. First published.