How to?

Apply for Criminal Injury Compensation

If you are a victim of a violent crime within the last two years, you might be able to get some money, called financial compensation. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority arranges these payments. If you are under 18,  a parent or guardian can apply for compensation on your behalf .

It is important to read through and understand the criminal injuries compensation scheme before you start. The best way to do this is to read through the guide. Click here to read it.

The first step is to fill in an online application. Before you start you will need:

  • Your unique police reference number
  • Contact details for the doctor (if you were treated for your injuries)

Click here to access the form.It will take about 15 minutes to complete.

The Citizens Advice Bureau can also help support you with the completion of this form

You can also apply by contacting the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority helpline on
Telephone: 0300 003 3601 

If you have difficulty with this form or additional help to fill it in, please contact the Victim care unit on 101

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