Title 13: Crimes and Criminal Procedure
Chapter 167: CRIME VICTIMS
13 V.S.A. § 5356. Amount of compensation
§ 5356. Amount of compensation
(a) If the application is approved, the board shall authorize cash payments, not to exceed $10,000.00, to or on behalf of the applicant, equal to the unreimbursed pecuniary loss directly resulting from the injury or death of the victim. Applications approved in any fiscal year shall not exceed funds appropriated and authorized in that fiscal year for this purpose.
(b) Funds available to the board for payments include fees collected and deposited by the court into the victims' compensation fund as described in section 7282 of this title and monies from inmate labor contributions from the prison industries enhancement program or from any other source.
(c) The board may reimburse health care facilities and health care providers as defined in section 9402 of Title 18 at 70 percent of the billed charges for compensation claims for uninsured crime victims who do not qualify for the hospital's patient assistance program, Medicaid, or Medicare. The health care facility or health care provider shall not bill any balance to the uninsured crime victim. (Added 1989, No. 214 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1995, No. 63, § 53; 2007, No. 173 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)