Guidance

Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 (amended)

The current Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 (amended), which applies from 13 June 2019 onwards. Includes a link to previous Schemes.

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You can also claim criminal injury compensation online.

If you need to find out what schemes were in place before 13 June 2019, check the 1996, 2001, 2008 and 2012 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 13 June 2019 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
Published 27 November 2012
Last updated 13 June 2019 + show all updates
  1. The Scheme and instrument documents updated.
  2. Amended documents updated and Legislative Instrument published.
  3. Amended Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012,explanatory memorandum, impact assessment and equality statement published.
  4. First published.