The Republic of Ireland has a crime victim compensation program to provide financial compensation for victims of violent or personal crime.
Report to police. Yes.
Filing period. Within 3 months of the crime; exceptions may be made.
Foreign citizen eligibility. Citizens of foreign countries are eligible to apply for compensation.
A claimant can obtain an application from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal. The victim must report the crime to the police and provide the date and place it occurred as well as a full list of injuries and losses suffered. Decisions on claims and awards can take several months or longer depending on circumstances.
Benefits and Award Limits
There is no maximum award limit.
Emergency awards. The program does not provide emergency compensation awards.
Funding sources. Tax revenue.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal, 13 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland