Make a claim

During the Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown, the Victims' Special Claims Tribunal will be closed.

Any hearings that had been set down during the period of the lockdown have been adjourned. You will be contacted with new dates in the future, once the lockdown has been lifted.

The Tribunal is unable to process any new or existing applications during this period of lockdown, however you may wish to submit new information to the email address on the website.

Thank you for your co-operation.

How much does it cost to apply to the tribunal?

It’s free to make a claim to the tribunal.

What you need to send us

Fill out the form and send it to us along with any statement, document or information (whether or not it would be admissible in court) that may help the tribunal make a decision.

Make a claim [PDF, 332 KB]

Guide to filing a claim [PDF, 219 KB]

There is a 6 month timeframe for victims to make a claim. If you can’t claim within this time because of factors beyond your control, the tribunal may give you an extension.  Your application for an extension must be both in writing and received by us before the end of the original deadline.

Appoint someone to act for you

You can represent yourself or you can appoint an agent or representative (like a lawyer) to help you with your claim.

If your representative is not a lawyer, you will both need to fill in this form:

Authority to act [PDF, 439 KB]

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