Sexual assault compensation calculator
Compensation for victims of sexual offences
As a victim of a rape or sexual assault, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Use the calculator below to find out how much you could be entitled to under the CICA scheme.
Where do the amounts come from?
We use the CICA payouts tariff to calculate your award.
Who are the CICA?
In 1964 the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) was set up to compensate blameless victims of violent crime.
Today the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which took over from the CICB in 1996 uses a complex table of compensation tariffs to decide how much compensation you may be entitled to for sexual assault.
Why are sexually transmitted diseases covered?
Sexually transmitted diseases are also covered by the scheme where it was the result of a crime.
The reason why the State makes payments for sexually transmitted disease caused by sex offences is explained in the Government White Paper. It said the public feels a sense of responsibility for and sympathy with the innocent victim, and it is right that this feeling should find practical expression in the provision of compensation on behalf of the community.
Originally payments for sexually transmitted disease injuries were based on the same system used for personal injury claims. However it was realised that the scheme was not designed to replace the Courts system used by personal injury claimants and so instead designed a tariff based scheme.
What else can be claimed for?
There is also a sexual assault compensation calculation for non consensual penile penetration, forced anal or oral sex.
There are different amounts of compensation for repeat sexual offences and sex act by more than one person.
Each sexual assault compensation calculator option can help you to see how much compensation you might receive from the CICA.
This is more important than ever as the number of claims the CICA payouts each year is declining. In 2009 the figure was 45,000 claims. In 2011 this reduced to 36,000. In 2013 the number of compensation payments made by the CICA reduced still further to 22,000.
This information was obtained by a freedom of information request made on 2nd October 2015. It was answered by Lisa Quintiliani, the Communications and Liaison Officer at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority in Glasgow.
Let our friendly trained advisers guide you through your sexual assault compensation claim, helping you to be one of the those claimants who does receive their compensation payout from the CICA.