To: CICA - Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

Change the 1979 Rule

Change the 1979 Rule

I would like Paragraph 19 of the CICA claims guide to be changed
What it means is that if you were abused by someone you live with and it happened prior to Oct 1979 you will not be entitled to any compensation.

Why is this important?

I was sexually abused by my father from the age of 7 to 15 which was 1979
My father was charged for this last month (july 15) and jailed for 24 years.
Although I hid this for many years I have suffered all my life with the effects of
what happened to me as a child. After the court case I was advised to make a claim to the CICA which I did and it was rejected, because I lived with my assailant and the abuse ended before the 1st of October 1979.


Reasons for signing

  • I have signed this on behalf of a relative who was abuse by her brother, there was other children he abused as children, the others have received compensation but my cousin as not due to her living under the same roof as this monster she was only 7 years old.
  • This law needs changing it's so ridiculous and unfair.
  • What difference does a date make - the awful memories never expire...


2017-10-08 14:27:39 +0100

10 signatures reached