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Compensation Services

Compensation Services is a branch within the Department of Justice and was formerly known as the Compensation Agency. It was established on 1 April 2013 following a strategic review of the services provided by the Agency.

Compensation Services administers five statutory compensation schemes in Northern Ireland for criminal injuries, criminal damage and actions taken under the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007.

Our aim is ‘to support the victims of crime and people who have suffered loss from actions taken under the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act 2007.

Compensation Legislation documents

How to apply for compensation

Customer Charter

Further Information

Further information on the schemes operated by the Compensation Services along with eligibility criteria can be obtained from the NIDirect government website

Contact information for the Compensation Services

Compensation Services
6th floor
Millennium House
25 Great Victoria Street
Belfast BT2 7AQ.

Telephone:  0300 200 7887