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Victims of rape are entitled to apply to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) for compensation, like victims of any other crime. Often, claiming compensation can be more difficult for those who have reported rape due to bias in the rules. If you have a minor conviction, like shoplifting, you can be denied compensation. Additionally, if you have an unspent conviction, the amount you are compensated is often slashed. Women in Rotherham were recently denied compensation due to convictions from before or after they were attacked. The “character and conduct” category of CICA’s decision-making process could also likely be used to deny sex workers compensation after being raped. Whoever you are, victims should be entitled to compensation. There are other rules that may affect your claim, so please read our Guide here before you apply.