Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority (Brottsoffermyndigheten)
Fax : (+46)90178353
Yes. If the crime took place in Sweden, the claim may be sent directly to the Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority.
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The claim and supporting documents are accepted in Swedish and English.
The translation costs are borne by the Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority.
The claimant does not need to be present. The processing is done in writing.
There are options for interpreting if it is needed during the process.
Medical certificates and medical notes from other countries may be accepted. Where an additional assessment is required, the Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority usually engages expert physicians to write an opinion based on the medical evidence available.
Usually there is no need for a medical examination in Sweden if you are a resident of another EU country. However, there is a possibility to have the costs reimbursed if a further investigation of this kind is required.
The processing time varies depending on the nature of the case and the authority's workload. The average processing time is usually approximately three months, but it could take either less or more time than that. Cases are processed in order of receipt, and no precedence is usually given.
The decision will be in Swedish. If you do not speak Swedish, you will also receive a summary of the decision in English.
Decisions by the Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority cannot be challenged, but the authority can change its decision upon request or on its own initiative if new circumstances come to light or if there are other grounds for doing so.
A claimant who is dissatisfied with the decision must send a written request to the authority for the case to be re-assessed. The desired change and the reasons for it should be specified in the request. Any supplementary material should be submitted together with the request.
The claimant is always entitled to have their decision reviewed by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal (Nämnden för brottsskadeersättning).
Compensation for legal representation costs will only be given if there are particular grounds for doing so. The help of a lawyer is usually not needed for compensation of criminal damage. It is relatively easy to submit a claim. The authority also has an obligation to provide information and advice to those who claim compensation, as well as a responsibility to obtain the evidence required for a decision on the case.
If you want to submit a claim or if you have any questions about compensation in cross-border cases, it is best to consult the Swedish Crime Victim Compensation and Support Authority for help and information. Information is available on https://www.brottsoffermyndigheten.se/. You can also call the authority at +46 90 70 82 00.
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