The Garda Compensation Scheme is a scheme that compensates Gardaí or their families in the case of injury or death in the line of duty.
How to apply
Two groups of individuals are eligible to apply for compensation under the Garda Acts:
members of An Garda Síochána who sustained personal injuries (not causing death) maliciously inflicted upon them in performance of their duties or acting in their general capacity as a member when off duty or merely because of their being a member of An Garda Síochána
dependents of deceased members who were fatally injured while on duty or while acting in their general capacity as a member or merely because of their being a member of An Garda Síochána
Complete the relevant form below and return it to:
Garda Compensation Schemes
Criminal Justice Service Delivery, Department of Justice, 51 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 HK52
Application forms should be submitted to the Department within three months of the date that the incident occurred in accordance with the statutory time limit set out in Section 5 of the Garda (Compensation) Acts 1941/1945.
Original applications must be submitted by post, however please direct all subsequent email correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org
quoting the relevant file reference number, where possible.
Form 1 Application for compensation – death on duty of a member of an Garda Síochána caused by malicious injury
Once all the relevant medical reports have been submitted to the Garda authorities, you will be placed on a waiting list to be examined by the Garda Chief Medical Officer. The Garda Chief Medical Officer then provides a report regarding his examination to the department.
Applications are considered upon the receipt of the Garda Chief Medical Officer’s report and information from the member’s Divisional Office regarding the incident in which the member sustained their injuries.
Once the Garda authorities are satisfied that a complete medical report has been received, you will be placed on a waiting list. The member will be informed of arrangements for your appointment through your Divisional office. Any queries regarding the provision of medical reports and appointments with the Garda Chief Medical Officer should be addressed to:
An Garda Siochána
Internal Affairs/Compensation, Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
If your application is successful, you will receive your certificate of authorisation and your original application for compensation should be returned with it. These should be filed with the High Court within two months from the date the application was authorised.