(740 ILCS 45/10.2)
(a) If it appears, prior to taking action on an application, that the claim
is one for which compensation is probable, and undue hardship will result to
the applicant if immediate payment is not made, the Attorney General may
recommend and the Court may make an emergency award of compensation to the
applicant, pending a final decision in the case, provided the amount of
emergency compensation does not exceed $2,000. The
amount of emergency
compensation shall be deducted from any final award made as a result of the
The full amount of the emergency award if no final award is made shall be
repaid by the applicant to the State of Illinois.
(b) Emergency award applicants must satisfy all requirements under Section
6.1 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-817, eff. 1-1-13.)