Publié 28/02/2024|Modifié 22/03/2024


Special rules apply to victims of terrorism. The Paris Public Prosecutor informs the FGTI of the circumstances surrounding the event and the identities of deceased victimes and unconscious wounded victims. The Fund then contacts loved ones to initiate support. The FGTI contacts loved ones to start the initial support process, and you can contact the Fund directly to file an application for compensation.


The Compensation Fund for Victims of Acts of Terrorism and Other Offenses (FGTI) indemnifies material, non-material and financial prejudice, as well as extraordinary prejudice specific to victims of terrorist acts.
The FGTI contacts victims and requests the documentation required to start the compensation procedure (e.g. bank details, medical certificates, proof of identity, etc.).
Victims who have not been contacted may contact the FGTI directly by sending it a specific compensation application form, along with bank details, proof of identity and proof establishing:
  • the origin of the prejudice (complaint or witness report to a police official or court);
  • the existence of a prejudice (medical certificate).
The FGTI then pays advances toward the total amount of the compensation within a month of receiving supporting documentation to cover urgent expenses.
A final compensation offer is addressed after ascertaining the long-term health outlook based on medical certificates, or a medical review initiated by the FGTI, and all other supporting documentation has been received to help calculate the outstanding costs and loss of income.
In the meantime, the FGTI may be solicited for complementary funds depending on the expenses incurred or to come and the extent of the final prejudice forecast.



  • Healthcare expenses, including hospital, surgery, medical, paramedical and pharmaceutical expenses, prostheses, medical devices, cosmetic procedures (non-exhaustive list);
  • Other expenses, such as transportation costs, childcare, home care, third-party assistance for everyday needs, costs to adapt vehicle or housing, etc.;
  • Lost income;
  • Professional impact, including loss of career opportunity, increased job hardship or need to change profession;
  • School, university study or training damages, including loss of school, university, training or other year(s);
  • Functional impairment, including the disability/invalidity suffered by the victim:
  • Endured suffering, such as physical and mental suffering, as well as associated disorders experienced up to consolidated health status. Compensation may be claimed in this respect for imminent death anguish suffered by the victim during the terrorist act;
  • Cosmetic damage, including altered physical appearance with injurious personal consequences;
  • Diminished life enjoyment with the inability to practice sports or leisure activities regularly pursued before the attack;
  • Sexual impairment;
  • Social dysfunction and disability with the loss of a family life opportunity such as marrying, starting a family, raising children, etc.
Additional lump sump compensation for extraordinary prejudice specific to victims of acts of terrorism (PESVT) is allocated to victims to cover the specific nature of their situation and the issues arising from the particularly dramatic character of their wounds.


In addition to the Compensation Fund for Victims of Acts of Terrorism and Other Offenses (FGTI), some individual insurance policies may also pay compensation for bodily harm resulting from terrorist acts and other offenses. Such insurance notably includes life insurance policies and individual coverage for accidents.
The insurance company should be notified as soon as possible following a terrorist act.