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There are many people throughout England, Scotland and Wales who have suffered some form of abuse during some point of their lives. Physical abuse, Psychological abuse and Sexual abuse are amongst the most common and most devastating forms and can cause serious and long-lasting damage to all aspects of a person’s life.
Any form of abuse, whether it be physical, psychological or sexual, can have a long-lasting and detrimental impact on a victims life. Whilst we appreciate that no amount of money can ever fully compensate for such abuse, we do understand that compensation can help towards the cost of recovery.
The Same Roof Rule (Abolished)
On 28th February 2019, the Government brought forward legislation to abolish the longstanding ‘Same Roof’ rule.
For Many years victims of violent crimes were refused compensation under the Scheme as a result of the ‘Same Roof’ rule. The now abolished rule previously applied to any violent crimes which occurred before 1st October 1979 where the victim and the attacker were living together at the time of the incident.
Now that the rule has been abolished this obstacle has been removed and greater access to compensation is allowed for innocent victims. The abolishing of the rule will ensure that no innocent victim is unfairly denied access to compensation simply because they lived with their attacker.
If you have previously applied for compensation under the Scheme and have been refused compensation as a result of the ‘Same Roof’ rule, you will now be eligible to make a fresh application. Likewise, if you have not previously applied because you were of the opinion that you would not qualify for compensation, you can now submit your application to obtain the compensation you are entitled to.
Don’t suffer in silence, get the compensation you deserve!
If you, a friend or a family member has suffered some form of abuse either as a child or as an adult, our dedicated team are here to offer the assistance required to claim compensation from The CICA Scheme.
The financial compensation abuse victims received under The CICA Scheme can be used to help towards the cost for medical care, psychological therapy, loss of earnings and other forms of loss caused by the abuse.
We understand it can be difficult to admit to being a victim of abuse, do not suffer in silence, we are here to help!
All members of our dedicated CICA team will handle your claim from beginning to end with the utmost sensitivity, sympathy and respect your deserve. You can be confident that your claim is in the hands of our trusted and experienced CICA Team.