Domestic abuse & violence claim time will depend on the approach you will take with the CICA. Generally, domestic abuse & violence compensation claims take around 12 to 18 months to settle. There are two options to make a claim through the CICA, they will ask if you want to claim:
- Using police evidence only
- Using police and medical evidence.
If you have not suffered mental health complications, you may choose to take the police-only route. This means your claim could take less time, for example, three to six months.
However, many domestic abuse victims suffered physical and mental abuse. For this reason, it is usually best to claim with the medical evidence as well. Your claim will take longer, but your compensation amount will be higher.