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§ 11.706. Emergency awards

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 18 P.S. Crimes and OffensesEffective: September 9, 2022

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 18 P.S. Crimes and Offenses
Chapter 2. Crime Victims Act (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 7. Compensation
Effective: September 9, 2022
18 P.S. § 11.706
§ 11.706. Emergency awards
<Section 16 of Act 2022, July 11, P.L. 775, No. 77, provides that the amendment of this section by that Act shall apply to claims where the crime occurred after April 7, 2023.>
(a) Authorization.--Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 704 and 707,1 if it appears to the Office of Victims' Services that the claim is one with respect to which an award probably will be made and that undue hardship will result to the claimant if immediate payment is not made, the Office of Victims' Services may make an emergency award to the claimant pending a final decision in the case. The following shall apply:
(1) The total amount of the emergency award shall not exceed a rate set by the Office of Victims' Services.
(2) The amount of the emergency award shall be deducted from any final award made to the claimant.
(3) The excess of the amount of the emergency award over the amount of the final award or the full amount of the emergency award if no final award is made shall be repaid by the claimant to the Office of Victims' Services.
(b) Reconsideration.--The Office of Victims' Services may reconsider an emergency award at any time prior to the final decision in the case and increase previous orders for emergency compensation up to the overall limit of a rate set by the Office of Victims' Services.
(c) Compilation.--The Office of Victims' Services shall compute the total number and amount of emergency awards given in each fiscal year for inclusion in the annual report.

Credits

1998, Nov. 24, P.L. 882, No. 111, § 706, imd. effective. Amended 2002, June 28, P.L. 496, No. 85, § 4, effective in 60 days; 2022, July 11, P.L. 775, No. 77, § 10, effective in 60 days [Sept. 9, 2022].

Footnotes

18 P.S. §§ 11.704, 11.707.
18 P.S. § 11.706, PA ST 18 P.S. § 11.706
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 121. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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