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740 ILCS 45/10.1
(740 ILCS 45/10.1)
(from Ch. 70, par. 80.1)
Award of compensation.
The awarding of compensation and the amount of compensation to which an applicant and other persons are entitled shall be based on the following factors:
(a) Each victim may be compensated for his or her
pecuniary loss up the maximum amount allowable.
(b) Each dependent may be compensated for loss of
support, as provided in paragraph (15) of subsection (h) of Section 2.
(c) Any person, even though not dependent upon the
victim for his or her support, may be compensated for reasonable expenses of the victim to the extent to which he or she has paid or become obligated to pay such expenses and only after compensation for reasonable funeral, medical and hospital expenses of the victim have been awarded may compensation be made for reasonable expenses of the victim incurred for psychological treatment of a mental or emotional condition caused or aggravated by the crime. Persons that have paid or become obligated to pay expenses for a victim shall share the maximum award with the amount divided in proportion to the amount of the actual loss among those entitled to compensation.
(d) An award shall be reduced or denied according to
the extent to which the victim's injury or death was caused by provocation or incitement by the victim or the victim assisting, attempting, or committing a criminal act. A denial or reduction shall not automatically bar the survivors of homicide victims from receiving compensation for counseling, crime scene cleanup, relocation, funeral or burial costs, and loss of support if the survivor's actions have not initiated, provoked, or aggravated the suspect into initiating the qualifying crime.
(e) An award shall be reduced by the amount of
benefits, payments or awards payable under those sources which are required to be listed under item (7) of Section 7.1(a) and any other sources except annuities, pension plans, Federal Social Security payments payable to dependents of the victim and the net proceeds of the first $25,000 of life insurance that would inure to the benefit of the applicant, which the applicant or any other person dependent for the support of a deceased victim, as the case may be, has received or to which he or she is entitled as a result of injury to or death of the victim.
(f) A final award shall not exceed $10,000 for a
crime committed prior to September 22, 1979, $15,000 for a crime committed on or after September 22, 1979 and prior to January 1, 1986, $25,000 for a crime committed on or after January 1, 1986 and prior to August 7, 1998, $27,000 for a crime committed on or after August 7, 1998 and prior to August 7, 2022, or $45,000 per victim for a crime committed on or after August 7, 2022. For any applicant who is not a victim, if the total pecuniary loss is greater than the maximum amount allowed, the award shall be divided in proportion to the amount of actual loss among those entitled to compensation who are not victims.
(g) Compensation under this Act is a secondary source
of compensation and the applicant must show that he or she has exhausted the benefits reasonably available under the Criminal Victims' Escrow Account Act or any governmental or medical or health insurance programs, including, but not limited to, Workers' Compensation, the Federal Medicare program, the State Public Aid program, Social Security Administration burial benefits, and Veterans Administration burial benefits, and life, health, accident, full vehicle coverage (including towing insurance, if available), or liability insurance.
(Source: P.A. 102-27, eff. 1-1-22; 102-905, eff. 1-1-23; 103-564, eff. 11-17-23.)