Legal Information - Criminal Injuries - FAQ's

This page offers answers to questions most frequently asked by our clients regarding the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB).

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Q. What is the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)?

Q. Who can apply for CICB?

Q. Must the offender have been charged or convicted of a criminal offence?

Q. How does someone apply?

Q. When should someone apply?

Q. Do you need a lawyer to bring a CICB application?

Q. What happens after someone applies?

Q. How long does the entire process take?

Q. What expenses or compensation can I apply for?

Q. Will CICB notify the offender?

Q. When will the hearing be?

Q. What is a documentary hearing?

Q. What is an oral hearing?

Q. Where will the hearing be?

Q. When is the decision received?

Q. How much can I be awarded?


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