How long does it take to hear back from criminal injuries compensation?

12-18 months
There is no set time period to how long a CICA claim takes, but the CICA aims to make a decision on most applications within 12-18 months.

How much compensation do you get for criminal injuries?

CICA compensation amounts for a criminal injury are 100% of the first injury (most serious injury), 30% of the second (most serious) injury and 15% of the third (most serious) injury. If injuries are the same severity, one is calculated at the lower percentage.

Can you claim CICA If you have a criminal record?

Under current legislation, the CICA is unlikely to award any form of damages to a claimant who still has a conviction which is unspent. This is the case if the conviction resulted in a custodial sentence or orders for probation, community, or youth rehabilitation.

Can you claim criminal injuries without a conviction?

You can still obtain full compensation for criminal injury even if no one has ever been caught or convicted.

Can police officers claim criminal injuries compensation?

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority compensates victims of violent crimes from the public purse. The award is a gesture of public sympathy for being an innocent victim of a violent crime resulting in injury. Can I claim as a police officer? You can, but it’s not always straight forward.

Can I get compensation for criminal damage?

You may be entitled to compensation if there has been physical damage to your property or vehicle. The damage must have been caused: unlawfully, maliciously or wantonly by an unlawful assembly of three or more people.

Do you get compensation if you have a criminal record?

Victims of a criminal injury may be entitled to claim compensation. However, in some circumstances, individuals with a criminal record could have their rights to claim compensation for criminal injuries revoked.

Who pays for criminal injuries compensation?

CICA pays compensation to people who have been physically or psychologically injured as a result of another’s crime. The offender does not have to be convicted, or even caught or identified, before you can make a claim.