Maine Revised Statutes

§3360-E. Payment of awards; limits

The board may award compensation to a claimant of up to $15,000 for actual and unreimbursed losses and eligible expenses of any person who is sexually assaulted or who suffers personal injury or death as the result of a crime specified in section 3360, subsection 3. [1999, c. 731, Pt. QQQ, §1 (AMD).]

An award of compensation for the benefit of a family or household member is derivative of the claim of the victim. The total compensation paid for all claims arising from the crime against the victim may not exceed $15,000. [1999, c. 731, Pt. QQQ, §2 (AMD).]

Within the limits specified in this section, when a person dies as the direct result of a specified crime, any individual who pays or who is legally responsible for medical, medically related, funeral or burial expenses may seek compensation for those unreimbursed expenses incurred by the individual. A provider of medical or funeral services may not seek reimbursement directly. [1997, c. 378, §9 (AMD).]

The board, in its sole discretion, may disburse funds awarded directly to the claimant or to the individuals or entities who provided the services for which compensation was awarded. In the case of more than one family or household member, the board may apportion the total compensation as the board determines. [1997, c. 378, §9 (AMD).]

SECTION HISTORY
1991, c. 806, §3 (NEW). 1995, c. 665, §JJ1 (AMD). 1995, c. 665, §JJ2 (AFF). 1997, c. 378, §9 (AMD). 1999, c. 360, §7 (AMD). 1999, c. 360, §9 (AFF). 1999, c. 731, §§QQQ1,2 (AMD).