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Same Roof 1979 Rule to be abolished by the CICA

Court of Appeal decision has led the way for reform – CICA 1979 ruling

The government yesterday announced that they are to abolish an unfair rule that prevents victims of crime claiming compensation if they lived with their attacker before 1979. Following a landmark Court of Appeal decision in July the CICA a government agency who run the governments compensation scheme have been urged to remove the rule which had denied many thousands of victims rightful compensation after seeking justice in the criminal courts.

Our full update here provides more information about todays government decision. Prospective applicants should be aware that no changes have yet been agreed by the CICA who are currently conducting a review. But the intention is clear, the rule will be abolished at some point in 2019.