Claiming for criminal injuries sustained before May 2002

If you are under 21 years of age and 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.

Making a claim

To tell the Compensation Services that you want to apply for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 1988, you need to fill in aNotice of Intention form.

Download and fill in a Notice of Intention Form

If Compensation Services  assesses and decides the incident is covered by the scheme, they'll send you an application form.

Historic sexual abuse

If you're over 21 years old and want to make a claim for sexual abuse, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme will consider sexual abuse claims that were governed by previous legislation.

Getting help with your claim

If you need help with your claim, contact the Compensation Services.

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