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Victims of Terrorist Attacks Abroad

Compensation for Victims of Terrorism Abroad

This help guide explains how to claim compensation for UK victims of terrorist attacks abroad. Check the eligibility criteria and a list of recent acts of terrorism covered by VOTCS.

TERRORIST ACTS: The VOTCS scheme provides compensation for victims of terrorism abroad since the 27th of November 2012.

To qualify as a victim of overseas terrorism one of these must apply:

The eligibility criteria to claim compensation means you must also:

Victims Can Claim for these Overseas Terrorist Acts

This list highlights recent terrorist attacks carried out abroad that you can currently claim for. In some cases, you may also qualify as a victim of other attacks of terrorism that happened overseas.

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Note: You can read a detailed guide about applying for compensation under the Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme.

How to Claim from the CICA

There are several different application forms to claim compensation as a victim of terrorism abroad. But, each form provides detailed information on how to apply.

Fill in the most relevant form and then send it to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme (VOTCS) Team
PO Box 26996
G2 9ER

VOTCS Helpline

The VOTCS has a helpline to assist you and answer any questions that you might have about making a claim.

Victims of Overseas Terrorism Compensation Scheme Helpline
Telephone: 0300 003 3601
Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5pm
Wednesdays: 10am to 5pm
List of national phone call charges.

How to Claim Compensation for United Kingdom Victims of Terrorist Attacks Abroad