Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012

The current Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, which applies from 2012 onwards. Includes a link to pre-2012 schemes.


Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012

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You can also claim criminal injury compensation online.

If you need to find out what schemes were in place before 2012, check the 1996, 2001 and 2008 schemes.

Read more about how to apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme if you’ve been the victim of a violent crime (known as a ‘crime of violence’).

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.

Published 27 November 2012
Last updated 29 March 2019 + show all updates
  1. Amended documents updated and Legislative Instrument published.
  2. Amended Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012,explanatory memorandum, impact assessment and equality statement published.
  3. First published.