• Thu, Jun 20, 2019

    • Ministers have scrapped unfair ‘same roof’ rule which denied compensation for some victims of violent crime
    •  Victims previously denied awards can reapply for compensation as of today
    • Part of wider review of Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme already underway
    From today (Thursday 13 June) more victims of violent crime will be able to apply for compensation as new legislation comes into force abolishing the longstanding ‘same-roof’ rule.

    It will mean that anyone previously denied compensation under the rule, or put off from coming forward because of it, will be able to make fresh applications.

    The so-called ‘same roof’ rule, blocked victims of violent crime from receiving compensation if the attacker was a family member they were living with at the time of the incident.
    Read more by downloading the CICA PDF Press Release.
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