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A victim of a crime of violence can apply for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. There have been a number of compensation schemes in place to facilitate this. The two most recent schemes are the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2008, which applies for all applications lodged after 3 November 2008, and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012, which applies for all applications received by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) on or after 27 November 2012.
Applications for compensation are made to the CICA which will determine whether the applicant has suffered a qualifying criminal injury, whether they are eligible to receive compensation and, if so, the level of compensation to be awarded. For further guidance regarding the requirements under the scheme, see Practice Note: Claims for compensation to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme 2012 (CICA 2012 scheme), provides a number of grounds for withholding or reducing an award.
Under CICA 2012 scheme, an award will be
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