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§ 11.701. Persons eligible for compensation

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. § 11.701
§ 11.701. Persons eligible for compensation
<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) General rule.--Except as otherwise provided in this act, the following persons shall be eligible for compensation:
(1) A direct victim.
(2) An intervenor.
(3) A surviving spouse, parent or child of a deceased direct victim or intervenor.
(4) Any other individual dependent for principal support upon a deceased direct victim or intervenor.
(5) Deleted by 2002, June 28, P.L. 496, No. 85, § 4, effective in 60 days.
(6) Any person who assumes the obligation or who pays for the crime scene cleanup, funeral or burial expenses incurred as a direct result of the crime.
(7) Hospitals or other licensed health care providers under section 707(h).1
(8) A person eligible for counseling under this chapter.
(b) Exception.--A person who is criminally responsible for the crime upon which a claim is based or an accomplice of the person shall not be eligible to receive compensation with respect to the claim. A member of the family of the individual who committed the crime shall not be eligible if the offender is living in the same household as the direct victim and will substantially benefit from the award. The Attorney General may at any time sue the offender or the direct victim, or both, to recover the award if the offender benefits from the award.

Credits

1998, Nov. 24, P.L. 882, No. 111, § 701, imd. effective. Amended 2002, June 28, P.L. 496, No. 85, § 4, effective in 60 days; 2022, July 11, P.L. 775, No. 77, § 8, effective in 60 days [Sept. 9, 2021].

Footnotes

18 P.S. § 11.707.
18 P.S. § 11.701, PA ST 18 P.S. § 11.701
Current through 2022 Regular Session Act 121. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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