What is it?
- Government agency that deals with compensation claims for people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the blameless victim of a violent crime in England Scotland or Wales.
- The Applicant has been physically or mentally injured as a result of a crime of violence during the last two years
- The crime happened in England, Scotland or Wales
- The Applicant was a resident in the UK on the date of the violent crime
- The violent crime was reported to the police as soon as reasonable practicable
- The applicant has cooperated with the police in bringing the assailant to justice
- The applicant did not provoke the attack in any way
- The applicant does not have any unspent convictions
- Compensation can be awarded for both physical and mental injury
- Injuries must be serious enough to qualify for at least the minimum award that is payable under the scheme, this is currently set at £1000.00.
- Compensation will not be awarded for what the CICA deem to be less serious injuries. These include a broken nose, black eyes or broken ribs.
- Qualifying criteria can be found under Annex e of the CICA guidelines https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/criminal-injuries-compensation-authority/about
Applications must be submitted no later than two years
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