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The Republic of Ireland has a crime victim compensation program to provide financial compensation for victims of violent or personal crime.

Eligibility Requirements

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.


Victims of violent or personal crime
Dependents of victims of violent or personal crime


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.

Compensable costs

Medical expenses
Mental health expenses
Loss of earnings
Travel expenses
Lost support (for the dependents of victims)
Funeral expenses
Rehabilitation for disabled victims

Emergency awards. The program does not provide emergency compensation awards.

Funding sources. Tax revenue.

Contact Information

The Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal, 13 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland
Telephone: (353) 6610604
Fax: (353) 6610598
Internet: None

Languages used—
• On application forms: English
• In correspondence: English
• By telephone: English

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