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What is the time period to claim criminal injury compensation?

I was assaulted 10 years ago and the person who attacked me was prosecuted. Is it too late to claim criminal injury compensation?

A:  "Yes," you are too late to claim criminal injury compensation.

As at today's date, 2007, you only have two years to make an application to the CICA for compensation, so the time period for you to make your claim has now long passed.

Are there any exceptions to the two year time period to claim criminal injury compensation?

"Yes," there are some exceptions to the two year period to make an application for criminal injury compensation.

Unfortunately, I do not think any of these exceptions will apply to your particular criminal injury.

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