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This scheme applies from 2012 onwards. It explains:
what kind of injury might make you eligible for compensation
where you have to live to be eligible
what to do if your injury happened before 2012
why you might not get compensation
details about compensation due to injury, loss of earnings, special expenses or bereavement
what happens after you’ve applied for compensation
how to appeal if you don’t agree with a Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme decision
An amended Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 was laid before Parliament on 28 March 2019. It must be approved by both Houses and will come into force 21 days after the date on which it is approved by Parliament.