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I wish to make an application to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Do I need a lawyer?
Viewed 592 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
It is not necessary in most cases to have an attorney act on the applicant's behalf. Assistance can be given through the Secretary to the Board. Please note that if you wish to have an attorney act on your behalf the attorney has the right to... Read More
What is the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB)?
Viewed 448 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board (CICB) is a board appointed by the Governor on the advice of the Minister, to consider applications for payment of compensation to an individual as a result of a death or an injury stemming from a criminal act... Read More
I am currently overseas; can a relative or friend represent me and speak on my behalf at the Criminal Injuries and Compensation Board?
Viewed 384 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
Yes. You are required to write CICB indicating who you authorize to represent you and speak on your behalf. Read More
Do I need to wait until I have all my documents ready before I submit the application for criminal compensation?
Viewed 383 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
No, it is imperative that you submit your signed application form as soon as possible and submit the required documents as soon as you can. Read More
I have hospital bills, prescriptions which I paid out of my pocket, will I be reimbursed from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board?
Viewed 362 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
CICB can reimburse the applicant's portion of the bill or prescription. The insurance's portion of the bill cannot be reimbursed. Read More
There was provocation on my part, will that affect my claim with the Criminal Injuries and Compensation Board?
Viewed 362 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
Yes, the Board will deduct an appropriate percentage, for the provocation, from the compensation for the pain and suffering. Read More
Can I apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board on behalf of an elderly or mentally challenged person?
Viewed 359 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
Yes. The application must be accompanied by a doctor's letter confirming that the applicant is not in a position to speak for himself and that you are therefore speaking on his/her behalf. Read More
What is the amount I can claim for legal fees with the Criminal Injuries and Compensation Board?
Viewed 359 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
$1,500 Read More
I am self-employed, how can I claim for lost of wages with the Criminal Injuries and Compensation Board?
Viewed 357 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"Self-employed applicants can be reimbursed for lost wages. The following information must be provided to CICB to support your claim Read More
How long do I have to wait until I get compensated for the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board?
Viewed 350 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"One of the factors that can delay processing of a case is the submission of all of the required documents. Read More
The alleged offender is unknown to me, can I still apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board?
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Will the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board pay my rent?
Viewed 341 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
CICB does not pay rent. Read More
I lost wages due to the incident. How do I claim form the Criminal Injuries And Compensation Board for this?
Viewed 337 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"Applicants can be reimbursed for lost wages. The following information must be provided to CICB to support your claim: Read More
Can I apply on behalf of minors with the Criminal Injuries and Compensation Board?
Viewed 336 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
If the deceased has minor dependent/s, a close relative can claim on the behalf of the minor/s. You may also claim if you paid for the funeral expenses. Read More
Can I apply to be reimbursed for personal items or cash from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board?
Viewed 332 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
Yes. Requests for reimbursement for personal items or cash from the CICB must be accompanied by a copy of relevant receipts and/or statement of accounts related to the claim. If no receipt is available, you must submit a letter to the Board to supp... Read More
What happens with the Criminal Injuries and Compensation Board when compensation is provided to persons who are minors?
Viewed 332 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"The funds will be put in trust for the children until they reach the age of majority or until 25 years old. After reaching the age of 18 years, when the CICB sees that the recipient is financially responsible, he/she can get the full payment. Otherw... Read More
My medical insurance paid for everything, will the insurance company be reimbursed by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board?
Viewed 331 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
CICB cannot reimburse the Insurance's portion of the bill Read More
Who is the chairperson of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board?
Viewed 331 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
Under the Act, a designated Judge of the Supreme Court chairs the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Read More
Can I apply for compensation from the Criminal Injuries and Compensation Board if I have not reported this matter to the police
Viewed 329 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
It is highly suggested that you report this matter to the police. Read More
What do I have to supply to the Board for compensation for a criminal act if I am claiming for air/taxi fare and hotel accommodation?
Viewed 326 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
"If your request for compensation includes air fare you must provide a copy of the receipt/s and the itinerary related to the air fare. Read More
Do I get a case number from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board?
Viewed 318 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
Yes and every time you call you have to give your designated CICB number this will help the Secretary to locate your file easily. Read More
I am a minor. Who can apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board on my behalf?
Viewed 318 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
If you are a minor, your guardian, close relative or trusted friend can apply on your behalf if they are over 18 years of age. Read More
How can I apply for compensation as a result of a death or an injury stemming from a criminal act?
Viewed 303 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
All applications for compensation must be made on official application forms which can be obtained from the office of the Criminal Compensation Board or downloaded by clicking on the link below.Applicants must fill out the form, sign it and submit it... Read More
Are there any documents that must be submitted in support of my application for compensation for a criminal act?
Viewed 297 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
It is a mandatory requirement that the Emergency Report from the King Edward Memorial Hospital VII I be submitted to support any application for compensation. Read More
I am a minor, can I apply from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board?
Viewed 296 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
Yes minors can apply for compensation. An adult however must make the application on behalf of the minor. Read More
I was a victim of a traffic accident, can I apply for compensation for a criminal act?
Viewed 292 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
No. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Act 1973, only allows for compensation to victims of crime. Read More
Can I apply for criminal compensation if I was visiting Bermuda and not a legal resident when the crime occurred?
Viewed 280 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
Yes, you can still apply. Anyone, regardless of race, religion, nationality, marital status can apply for compensation as long as the incident took place in Bermuda Read More
Do I have to pay a fee for an application for compensation related to a death or an injury stemming from a criminal act?
Viewed 277 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
There are no costs or fees associated with applying for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. Read More
Do I have to wait for my court case to finish before my application for Criminal Compensation can be processed?
Viewed 275 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
The Board will determine if it need to wait for the outcome of the trial before proceeding wit the application. Read More
I lost cash, as a result of the crime. Can I be reimbursed by CICB? How about rent?
Viewed 273 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
CICB does not provide reimbursement for cash. Read More
When can I make an application for compensation as a result of a death or an injury stemming from a criminal act?
Viewed 273 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
Every application will be made to the Board in writing as soon as possible after the event on a form obtainable from the Board's office. Read More
There are two types of application forms for compensation for a criminal act. How do they differ?
Viewed 267 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
One application form is for those persons who sustained personal injuries as a result of a criminal act. The other form should be filled out if compensation is being requested as a result of a death. Read More
Can I claim for loss of cash for compensation for a criminal act?
Viewed 265 times since Mon, Mar 5, 2012
No claim can be made for loss of cash. Read More
Are CICB matter dealt with privately, or in open court?
Viewed 255 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
CICB hearings are private; no media, or cameras are allowed in the Judge's Chambers. Although awards are published annually, no mention is made of the applicant's name or the name of the offender. Read More
What age can I apply on my own rights to CICB?
Viewed 252 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
Any applicant for compensation from CICB must be over the age of 18 years Read More
Is there a deadline for making and application for compensation as a result of a death or an injury stemming from a criminal act?
Viewed 251 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
Yes applications can be made up to one year from the date of the incident. The Board has the discretion to extend the this deadline, if they think it is fit. Read More
Can CICB assist me with my application?
Viewed 240 times since Tue, Mar 6, 2012
The staff at CICB will provide any assistance that they can with your application. Read More