Section 25 of the Compensation for Victims of Crime Act allows the CICB to vary (change) the terms of an order for compensation, or increase or decrease the amount.
A request to vary an order for compensation may be made by:
You must have received the written order before you can ask for a variance.
The process of varying the award is similar to when you first file a claim: we will consider all the evidence and hold a hearing to decide. The CICB will consider:
Requests for additional compensation to cover treatment expenses will be considered only if the treatment is not covered by other sources (e.g. WSIB, ODSP).
If you wish to request a variance of an Order, you must do so in writing only after you receive an Order awarding compensation. Your written request should indicate why you are seeking a variance, for example, to cover therapy expenses. Our address and contact information is set out below.
For requests to cover medical expenses, you will have to provide medical records and/or treatment reports as evidence.
The CICB will pay for hospital records and medical, dental, therapy and physiotherapy reports that it requests. The CICB will pay:
We will request a report from your treatment provider describing the prescribed treatment/medication and the relationship of the treatment/medication to the injuries sustained in the incident.
We will request a report from your dentist describing the proposed treatment and the relationship of the treatment to the injuries sustained in the incident.
We will request a report from your therapist. The therapist must provide:
We will request a report from your physiotherapist. The report should include the relationship between the proposed treatment and the injuries sustained in the incident, an outline of the proposed treatment and the goals. The physiotherapist should also include the number of treatment sessions required, the frequency of the sessions and the cost.
Other treatment expenses
All other requests must relate directly to the injuries sustained in the incident. We will tell you what type of supporting documentation you need to submit.
If your request is approved, you will receive a written decision outlining the costs that the CICB will cover. If your request is denied, the written decision will outline the reasons for the denial.
Last updated: February 2018