Bermuda has a crime victim compensation program to provide financial compensation for victims of violent or personal crime.
Report to police. Yes, as soon as possible.
Filing period. Within 1 year of injury or death. Exceptions may be made.
Foreign citizen eligibility. Citizens of foreign countries are eligible to apply for compensation.
Claimants must obtain an application form and file it with the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. The claimant will receive notification of the program’s decision between 2 weeks and 6 months. Compensation is received between 2 and 3 weeks after the application has been approved. This decision can be appealed to an independent committee of three persons, appointed by the government.
Benefits and Award Limits
The maximum award is Ber$70,000.
Emergency awards. An interim award may be available if the applicant is in actual financial need and it appears that the board will award compensation.
Funding sources. The program is funded through tax revenue.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, c/o The