Application and Hearing Process

Effective May 29, 2019, the following changes have been made to the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act:

  • The maximum lump sum payment amount has increased from $25,000 to $30,000.
  • The maximum award for pain and suffering will not exceed $5,000.

Any CICB decisions rendered on or after May 29, 2019 will be subject to these changes. A cut-off date for new applications to the CICB will be determined by the Lieutenant Governor in Council in the near future. For more information, see Latest News.

arrow down Step 1: Before you file

Explains who qualifies for compensation and describes the different kinds of awards the CICB can make.

arrow down Step 2: Filing an application

Tells you when and how to apply. Explains when someone else can apply on your behalf.

arrow down Step 3: After you apply

How to prepare for your hearing.

arrow down Step 4: The hearing

The different types of hearings, the location of the hearing, and who will be there.

arrow down Step 5: After the hearing

How members make a decision, how you will get your decision, and what to do if you don't agree with it.