Make a claim for criminal injuries sustained before May 2002
If you were criminally injured on or before 30 April 2002 by a violent offence or abuse while you were still a minor, you may be entitled to claim compensation if you are under 21 years of age.
How to use this service
To notify the Compensation Agency that you intend to apply for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 1988, you will need to complete a Notice of Intention form. Once this form is received, the Compensation Agency will make an assessment and if the incident falls within the remit of the legislation, an application form will be sent to you for completion.
A guide has been produced in order to provide you with more information on the scheme.
Historic sexual abuse
If you are now over 21 years of age and wish to lodge a claim for sexual abuse, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2002 allows for claims for sexual abuse to be considered where they would have been governed by previous legislation.
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For further assistance with queries please contact the Compensation Agency.