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Witness expenses for going to court
If you've been 'cited' to appear at court as a witness, you may be entitled to claim some expenses.
Being 'cited' means you've been sent an official letter – called a 'citation' – telling you to come to court and give evidence as a witness.
You can claim expenses for:
- travelling to and from the court
- loss of income or earnings
- childcare and other caring duties – like looking after a relative who is elderly or has disabilities
- accompanying a vulnerable witness
Visit the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service website for more information on claiming expenses. This site has 4 booklets called 'Being a Witness', each for a different type of court. Choose the booklet for the type of court you're going to.
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