Maine Revised Statutes

§3360-C. Requirements and exclusions

1. Compensation.  Compensation may not be paid for any crime unless:
A. The crime was reported to a law enforcement officer within 5 days of the occurrence or discovery of the crime or of the resultant injury; and [1991, c. 806, §3 (NEW).]
B. The claim was filed with the board within 3 years of the occurrence of the injury or compensable loss, or within 60 days of the discovery of injury or compensable loss, whichever is later. [2003, c. 243, §4 (AMD).]
[ 2003, c. 243, §4 (AMD) .]
2. Cooperation.  Compensation may not be paid:
A. To any claimant who does not fully cooperate with the board or with the reasonable requests of law enforcement officers or prosecution authorities; or [1997, c. 378, §6 (AMD).]
B. To or on behalf of any person who violated a criminal law that caused or contributed to the injury or death for which compensation is sought. [1991, c. 806, §3 (NEW).]
[ 1997, c. 378, §6 (AMD) .]
3. Exception.  The board may waive the time requirements of subsection 1 for good cause shown and shall waive the time requirements on behalf of a child or when the claimant is a child and the crime and the claim have been properly reported to law enforcement officers and the board by an adult who becomes aware of the crime and of the compensable injury.
[ 1991, c. 806, §3 (NEW) .]
1991, c. 806, §3 (NEW). 1997, c. 378, §6 (AMD). 2003, c. 243, §4 (AMD).