Criminal Injury Claims
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How long does it take to make a claim?
The CICA will not make a decision about your claim until they have obtained all the necessary evidence. This may include Police reports and sometimes they may be waiting for other agencies such as the Crown Prosecution Service, to complete their enquiries. This can sometimes cause a delay.
The average claim takes around 10 months to complete but this will vary from case to case. Historical sexual abuse claims can take longer, usually 12 to 18 months.