Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
We are a government organisation that can pay money (an award) to people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the blameless victim of a violent crime.
The current Scheme was introduced on 27 November 2012 and applies to any application made on or after that date, If your application was made before then different rules may apply.
What does CICA do?
We offer a free service, processing applications and making awards that range from £1,000 to £500,000.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme and guidance
Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 (PDF 0.88mb)
Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 - A guide (PDF 0.68mb)
What can I do in this section of the website
- Find out if you qualify for compensation (we call this eligibility)
- Apply for compensation
- Find out how we handle your claim
- Get help if you were injured in another country