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CIVIL LIABILITIES
(740 ILCS 45/) Crime Victims Compensation Act.

740 ILCS 45/1

    (740 ILCS 45/1) (from Ch. 70, par. 71)
    Sec. 1.
    This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Crime Victims Compensation Act".
(Source: P.A. 78-359.)

740 ILCS 45/2

    (740 ILCS 45/2) (from Ch. 70, par. 72)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
    (a) "Applicant" means any person who applies for compensation under this Act or any person the Court of Claims finds is entitled to compensation, including the guardian of a minor or of a person under legal disability. It includes any person who was a dependent of a deceased victim of a crime of violence for his or her support at the time of the death of that victim.
    (b) "Court of Claims" means the Court of Claims created by the Court of Claims Act.
    (c) "Crime of violence" means and includes any offense defined in Sections 9-1, 9-1.2, 9-2, 9-2.1, 9-3, 9-3.2, 10-1, 10-2, 10-9, 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 11-11, 11-19.2, 11-20.1, 11-20.1B, 11-20.3, 12-1, 12-2, 12-3, 12-3.1, 12-3.2, 12-3.3, 12-3.4, 12-4, 12-4.1, 12-4.2, 12-4.3, 12-5, 12-7.1, 12-7.3, 12-7.4, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, 12-16, 12-20.5, 12-30, 20-1 or 20-1.1, or Section 12-3.05 except for subdivision (a)(4) or (g)(1), or subdivision (a)(4) of Section 11-14.4, of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, Sections 1(a) and 1(a-5) of the Cemetery Protection Act, Section 125 of the Stalking No Contact Order Act, Section 219 of the Civil No Contact Order Act, driving under the influence as defined in Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, a violation of Section 11-401 of the Illinois Vehicle Code, provided the victim was a pedestrian or was operating a vehicle moved solely by human power or a mobility device at the time of contact, and a violation of Section 11-204.1 of the Illinois Vehicle Code; so long as the offense did not occur during a civil riot, insurrection or rebellion. "Crime of violence" does not include any other offense or accident involving a motor vehicle except those vehicle offenses specifically provided for in this paragraph. "Crime of violence" does include all of the offenses specifically provided for in this paragraph that occur within this State but are subject to federal jurisdiction and crimes involving terrorism as defined in 18 U.S.C. 2331.
    (d) "Victim" means (1) a person killed or injured in this State as a result of a crime of violence perpetrated or attempted against him or her, (2) the spouse or parent of a person killed or injured in this State as a result of a crime of violence perpetrated or attempted against the person, (3) a person killed or injured in this State while attempting to assist a person against whom a crime of violence is being perpetrated or attempted, if that attempt of assistance would be expected of a reasonable person under the circumstances, (4) a person killed or injured in this State while assisting a law enforcement official apprehend a person who has perpetrated a crime of violence or prevent the perpetration of any such crime if that assistance was in response to the express request of the law enforcement official, (5) a person who personally witnessed a violent crime, (5.1) solely for the purpose of compensating for pecuniary loss incurred for psychological treatment of a mental or emotional condition caused or aggravated by the crime, any other person under the age of 18 who is the brother, sister, half brother, half sister, child, or stepchild of a person killed or injured in this State as a result of a crime of violence, (6) an Illinois resident who is a victim of a "crime of violence" as defined in this Act except, if the crime occurred outside this State, the resident has the same rights under this Act as if the crime had occurred in this State upon a showing that the state, territory, country, or political subdivision of a country in which the crime occurred does not have a compensation of victims of crimes law for which that Illinois resident is eligible, (7) a deceased person whose body is dismembered or whose remains are desecrated as the result of a crime of violence, or (8) solely for the purpose of compensating for pecuniary loss incurred for psychological treatment of a mental or emotional condition caused or aggravated by the crime, any parent, spouse, or child under the age of 18 of a deceased person whose body is dismembered or whose remains are desecrated as the result of a crime of violence.
    (e) "Dependent" means a relative of a deceased victim who was wholly or partially dependent upon the victim's income at the time of his or her death and shall include the child of a victim born after his or her death.
    (f) "Relative" means a spouse, parent, grandparent, stepfather, stepmother, child, grandchild, brother, brother-in-law, sister, sister-in-law, half brother, half sister, spouse's parent, nephew, niece, uncle or aunt.
    (g) "Child" means an unmarried son or daughter who is under 18 years of age and includes a stepchild, an adopted child or a child born out of wedlock.
    (h) "Pecuniary loss" means, in the case of injury, appropriate medical expenses and hospital expenses including expenses of medical examinations, rehabilitation, medically required nursing care expenses, appropriate psychiatric care or psychiatric counseling expenses, expenses for care or counseling by a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, licensed professional counselor, or licensed clinical professional counselor and expenses for treatment by Christian Science practitioners and nursing care appropriate thereto; transportation expenses to and from medical and counseling treatment facilities; prosthetic appliances, eyeglasses, and hearing aids necessary or damaged as a result of the crime; costs associated with trafficking tattoo removal by a person authorized or licensed to perform the specific removal procedure; replacement costs for clothing and bedding used as evidence; costs associated with temporary lodging or relocation necessary as a result of the crime, including, but not limited to, the first month's rent and security deposit of the dwelling that the claimant relocated to and other reasonable relocation expenses incurred as a result of the violent crime; locks or windows necessary or damaged as a result of the crime; the purchase, lease, or rental of equipment necessary to create usability of and accessibility to the victim's real and personal property, or the real and personal property which is used by the victim, necessary as a result of the crime; the costs of appropriate crime scene clean-up; replacement services loss, to a maximum of $1,250 per month; dependents replacement services loss, to a maximum of $1,250 per month; loss of tuition paid to attend grammar school or high school when the victim had been enrolled as a student prior to the injury, or college or graduate school when the victim had been enrolled as a day or night student prior to the injury when the victim becomes unable to continue attendance at school as a result of the crime of violence perpetrated against him or her; loss of earnings, loss of future earnings because of disability resulting from the injury, and, in addition, in the case of death, expenses for funeral, burial, and travel and transport for survivors of homicide victims to secure bodies of deceased victims and to transport bodies for burial all of which may not exceed a maximum of $7,500 and loss of support of the dependents of the victim; in the case of dismemberment or desecration of a body, expenses for funeral and burial, all of which may not exceed a maximum of $7,500. Loss of future earnings shall be reduced by any income from substitute work actually performed by the victim or by income he or she would have earned in available appropriate substitute work he or she was capable of performing but unreasonably failed to undertake. Loss of earnings, loss of future earnings and loss of support shall be determined on the basis of the victim's average net monthly earnings for the 6 months immediately preceding the date of the injury or on $1,250 per month, whichever is less or, in cases where the absences commenced more than 3 years from the date of the crime, on the basis of the net monthly earnings for the 6 months immediately preceding the date of the first absence, not to exceed $1,250 per month. If a divorced or legally separated applicant is claiming loss of support for a minor child of the deceased, the amount of support for each child shall be based either on the amount of support pursuant to the judgment prior to the date of the deceased victim's injury or death, or, if the subject of pending litigation filed by or on behalf of the divorced or legally separated applicant prior to the injury or death, on the result of that litigation. Real and personal property includes, but is not limited to, vehicles, houses, apartments, town houses, or condominiums. Pecuniary loss does not include pain and suffering or property loss or damage.
    (i) "Replacement services loss" means expenses reasonably incurred in obtaining ordinary and necessary services in lieu of those the injured person would have performed, not for income, but for the benefit of himself or herself or his or her family, if he or she had not been injured.
    (j) "Dependents replacement services loss" means loss reasonably incurred by dependents or private legal guardians of minor dependents after a victim's death in obtaining ordinary and necessary services in lieu of those the victim would have performed, not for income, but for their benefit, if he or she had not been fatally injured.
    (k) "Survivor" means immediate family including a parent, step-father, step-mother, child, brother, sister, or spouse.
    (l) "Parent" means a natural parent, adopted parent, step-parent, or permanent legal guardian of another person.
    (m) "Trafficking tattoo" is a tattoo which is applied to a victim in connection with the commission of a violation of Section 10-9 of the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 97-817, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-435, eff. 1-1-14.)

740 ILCS 45/2.5

    (740 ILCS 45/2.5)
    Sec. 2.5. Felon as victim. Notwithstanding paragraph (d) of Section 2, "victim" does not include a person who is convicted of a felony until that person is discharged from probation or is released from a correctional institution and has been discharged from parole or mandatory supervised release, if any. For purposes of this Section, the death of a felon who is serving a term of parole, probation, or mandatory supervised release shall be considered a discharge from that sentence. No compensation may be granted to an applicant under this Act during a period of time that the applicant is held in a correctional institution.
    A victim who has been convicted of a felony may apply for assistance under this Act at any time but no award of compensation may be considered until the applicant meets the requirements of this Section.
    The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly apply to actions commenced or pending on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 96-267, eff. 8-11-09.)

740 ILCS 45/3.1

    (740 ILCS 45/3.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 73.1)
    Sec. 3.1. In addition to other powers and duties set forth in the Court of Claims Act and this Act, the Court of Claims shall have power to issue subpoenas, to administer oaths, to conduct hearings required by this Act and to promulgate all rules necessary thereto, and to prepare an annual report.
(Source: P.A. 81-1013.)

740 ILCS 45/4.1

    (740 ILCS 45/4.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 74.1)
    Sec. 4.1. In addition to other powers and duties set forth in this Act and other powers exercised by the Attorney General, the Attorney General shall investigate all claims and prepare and present a report of each applicant's claim to the Court of Claims prior to the issuance of an order by the Court of Claims, prescribe and furnish all applications and other forms required to be filed in the office of the Attorney General by the terms of this Act, and represent the interests of the State of Illinois in any hearing before the Court of Claims.
(Source: P.A. 97-817, eff. 1-1-13.)

740 ILCS 45/5.1

    (740 ILCS 45/5.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 75.1)
    Sec. 5.1. (a) Every hospital licensed under the laws of this State shall display prominently in its emergency room posters giving notification of the existence and general provisions of this Act. Such posters shall be provided by the Attorney General.
    (b) Any law enforcement agency that investigates an offense committed in this State shall inform the victim of the offense or his dependents concerning the availability of an award of compensation and advise such persons that any information concerning this Act and the filing of a claim may be obtained from the office of the Attorney General.
(Source: P.A. 81-1013.)

740 ILCS 45/6.1

    (740 ILCS 45/6.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 76.1)
    Sec. 6.1. Right to compensation. A person is entitled to compensation under this Act if:
        (a) Within 2 years of the occurrence of the crime, or
    
within one year after a criminal charge of a person for an offense, upon which the claim is based, he files an application, under oath, with the Court of Claims and on a form prescribed in accordance with Section 7.1 furnished by the Attorney General. If the person entitled to compensation is under 18 years of age or under other legal disability at the time of the occurrence or becomes legally disabled as a result of the occurrence, he may file the application required by this subsection within 2 years after he attains the age of 18 years or the disability is removed, as the case may be. Legal disability includes a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder.
        (b) For all crimes of violence, except those listed
    
in subsection (b-1) of this Section, the appropriate law enforcement officials were notified within 72 hours of the perpetration of the crime allegedly causing the death or injury to the victim or, in the event such notification was made more than 72 hours after the perpetration of the crime, the applicant establishes that such notice was timely under the circumstances.
        (b-1) For victims of offenses defined in Sections
    
11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 11-1.50, 11-1.60, 12-13, 12-14, 12-14.1, 12-15, and 12-16 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, the appropriate law enforcement officials were notified within 7 days of the perpetration of the crime allegedly causing death or injury to the victim or, in the event that the notification was made more than 7 days after the perpetration of the crime, the applicant establishes that the notice was timely under the circumstances. If the applicant or victim has obtained an order of protection, a civil no contact order, or a stalking no contact order, or has presented himself or herself to a hospital for sexual assault evidence collection and medical care, such action shall constitute appropriate notification under this subsection (b-1) or subsection (b) of this Section.
        (c) The applicant has cooperated with law enforcement
    
officials in the apprehension and prosecution of the assailant. If the applicant or victim has obtained an order of protection, a civil no contact order, or a stalking no contact order or has presented himself or herself to a hospital for sexual assault evidence collection and medical care, such action shall constitute cooperation under this subsection (c).
        (d) The applicant is not the offender or an
    
accomplice of the offender and the award would not unjustly benefit the offender or his accomplice.
        (e) The injury to or death of the victim was not
    
substantially attributable to his own wrongful act and was not substantially provoked by the victim.
        (f) For victims of offenses defined in Section 10-9
    
of the Criminal Code of 2012, the victim submits a statement under oath on a form prescribed by the Attorney General attesting that the removed tattoo was applied in connection with the commission of the offense.
(Source: P.A. 97-817, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-435, eff. 1-1-14.)

740 ILCS 45/7.1

    (740 ILCS 45/7.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 77.1)
    Sec. 7.1. (a) The application shall set out:
        (1) the name and address of the victim;
        (2) if the victim is deceased, the name and address
    
of the applicant and his relationship to the victim, the names and addresses of other persons dependent on the victim for their support and the extent to which each is so dependent, and other persons who may be entitled to compensation for a pecuniary loss;
        (3) the date and nature of the crime on which the
    
application for compensation is based;
        (4) the date and place where and the law enforcement
    
officials to whom notification of the crime was given;
        (5) the nature and extent of the injuries sustained
    
by the victim, and the names and addresses of those giving medical and hospitalization treatment to the victim;
        (6) the pecuniary loss to the applicant and to such
    
other persons as are specified under item (2) resulting from the injury or death;
        (7) the amount of benefits, payments, or awards, if
    
any, payable under:
            (a) the Workers' Compensation Act,
            (b) the Dram Shop Act,
            (c) any claim, demand, or cause of action based
        
upon the crime-related injury or death,
            (d) the Federal Medicare program,
            (e) the State Public Aid program,
            (f) Social Security Administration burial
        
benefits,
            (g) Veterans administration burial benefits,
            (h) life, health, accident or liability insurance,
            (i) the Criminal Victims' Escrow Account Act,
            (j) the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency
        
Treatment Act,
            (k) restitution, or
            (l) any other source;
        (8) releases authorizing the surrender to the Court
    
of Claims or Attorney General of reports, documents and other information relating to the matters specified under this Act and rules promulgated in accordance with the Act;
        (9) such other information as the Court of Claims or
    
the Attorney General reasonably requires.
    (b) The Attorney General may require that materials substantiating the facts stated in the application be submitted with that application.
    (c) An applicant, on his own motion, may file an amended application or additional substantiating materials to correct inadvertent errors or omissions at any time before the original application has been disposed of by the Court of Claims. In either case, the filing of additional information or of an amended application shall be considered for the purpose of this Act to have been filed at the same time as the original application.
(Source: P.A. 97-817, eff. 1-1-13; 98-463, eff. 8-16-13.)

740 ILCS 45/8.1

    (740 ILCS 45/8.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 78.1)
    Sec. 8.1. If an applicant does not submit all materials substantiating his claim as requested of him by the Attorney General, the Attorney General shall notify the applicant in writing of the specific additional items of information or materials required and that he has 30 days in which to furnish those items to the Attorney General. The Attorney General shall report an applicant's failure to comply within 30 days of the foregoing notice to the Court of Claims. No award of compensation shall be made for any portion of the applicant's claim that is not substantiated by the applicant. An applicant may request an extension of time from the Attorney General prior to the expiration of the 30 day period.
(Source: P.A. 81-1013.)

740 ILCS 45/9.1

    (740 ILCS 45/9.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 79.1)
    Sec. 9.1. In determining whether an applicant is entitled to compensation, the Court of Claims shall consider the facts stated in the application and other material and information submitted and the report of the Attorney General. However, the Court of Claims need not consider whether or not the alleged assailant has been apprehended.
(Source: P.A. 81-1013.)

740 ILCS 45/10.1

    (740 ILCS 45/10.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 80.1)
    Sec. 10.1. Amount of compensation. The amount of compensation to which an applicant and other persons are entitled shall be based on the following factors:
    (a) A victim may be compensated for his or her pecuniary loss.
    (b) A dependent may be compensated for loss of support.
    (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.
    (d) An award shall be reduced or denied according to the extent to which the victim's acts or conduct provoked or contributed to his or her injury or death, or the extent to which any prior criminal conviction or conduct of the victim may have directly or indirectly contributed to the injury or death of the victim.
    (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, or $27,000 for a crime committed on or after August 7, 1998. 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.
    (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, Veterans Administration burial benefits, and life, health, accident or liability insurance.
(Source: P.A. 97-817, eff. 1-1-13.)

740 ILCS 45/10.2

    (740 ILCS 45/10.2)
    Sec. 10.2. Emergency awards.
    (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 claim. 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.)

740 ILCS 45/11.1

    (740 ILCS 45/11.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 81.1)
    Sec. 11.1. The Court of Claims may provide for the payment of an award in a lump sum or in installments.
(Source: P.A. 81-1013.)

740 ILCS 45/12

    (740 ILCS 45/12) (from Ch. 70, par. 82)
    Sec. 12. No fee may be charged to the applicant in any proceeding under this Act except as provided in this Act. If the applicant is represented by counsel or some other duly authorized agent in making application under this Act or in any further proceedings provided for in this Act, that counsel or agent may receive no payment for his services in preparing or presenting the application before the Court of Claims. He may, however, charge fees to the applicant for representing him at a hearing provided for in this Act but only in such an amount as the Court of Claims determines to be reasonable.
(Source: P.A. 78-359.)

740 ILCS 45/12.1

    (740 ILCS 45/12.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 82.1)
    Sec. 12.1. The Court of Claims may, without a hearing, make an award to a person who has filed an application or any other person it finds is entitled to compensation, including the guardian or conservator of a minor or incompetent, based upon the application, the other information and materials submitted with the application, and the report of the Attorney General.
(Source: P.A. 81-1013.)

740 ILCS 45/13.1

    (740 ILCS 45/13.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 83.1)
    Sec. 13.1. (a) A hearing before a Commissioner of the Court of Claims shall be held for those claims in which:
        (1) the Court of Claims on its own motion sets a
    
hearing;
        (2) the Attorney General petitions the Court of
    
Claims for a hearing;
        (3) a claim has been disposed of without a hearing
    
and an applicant has been denied compensation or has been awarded compensation which he thinks is inadequate and he petitions the Court of Claims for a hearing within 30 days of the date of issuance of the order sought to be reviewed. The petition shall set forth the reasons for which review is sought and a recitation of any additional evidence the applicant desires to present to the Court. A copy of the petition shall be provided to the Attorney General. Documentation to be presented at a hearing of the Court of Claims must be submitted to the Attorney General at least 10 working days before the hearing date. Failure to do so may result in a continuance of the hearing.
    (b) At hearings held under this Act before Commissioners of the Court of Claims, any statement, document, information or matter may be received in evidence if in the opinion of the Court or its Commissioner such evidence would contribute to a determination of the claim, regardless of whether such evidence would be admissible in a court of law.
    (c) Petition for rehearing.
        (1) The Court of Claims may order a rehearing of a
    
matter decided after a hearing, if, in reaching its decision:
            (A) the court has overlooked, misapplied, or
        
failed to consider a statute, decision, or directly controlling principle;
            (B) the court has overlooked or misconceived some
        
material fact or proposition of law; or
            (C) the court has overlooked or misconceived a
        
material question in the case.
        (2) A rehearing may not be granted if it is
    
sought merely for the purpose of obtaining a reargument on and reconsideration of matters which have already been fully considered by the court.
        (3) The petition shall specify which of the grounds
    
in paragraph (1) of this subsection (c) exists and shall specifically designate that portion of the opinion, or the record, or that particular authority, which the petitioner wishes the court to consider. A copy of the petition shall be served on the opposing party. No petition for rehearing shall exceed 10 typewritten pages. No memoranda or briefs in support of a petition for rehearing, and no response to a petition for rehearing, shall be received unless requested by the court.
(Source: P.A. 97-817, eff. 1-1-13.)

740 ILCS 45/14.1

    (740 ILCS 45/14.1) (from Ch. 70, par. 84.1)
    Sec. 14.1. (a) Hearings shall be open to the public unless the Court of Claims determines that a closed hearing should be held because:
        (1) the alleged assailant has not been brought to
    
trial and a public hearing would adversely affect either his apprehension or his trial;
        (2) the offense allegedly perpetrated against the
    
victim is one defined in Section 11-1.20, 11-1.30, 11-1.40, 12-13, 12-14, or 12-14.1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 and the interests of the victim or of persons dependent on his support require that the public be excluded from the hearing;
        (3) the victim or the alleged assailant is a minor; or
        (4) the interests of justice would be frustrated,
    
rather than furthered, if the hearing were open to the public.
    (b) A transcript shall be kept of the hearings held before the Court of Claims. No part of the transcript of any hearing before the Court of Claims may be used for any purpose in a criminal proceeding except in the prosecution of a person alleged to have perjured himself in his testimony before the Court of Claims. A copy of the transcript may be furnished to the applicant upon his written request to the court reporter, accompanied by payment of a charge established by the Court of Claims in accordance with the prevailing commercial charge for a duplicate transcript. Where the interests of justice require, the Court of Claims may refuse to disclose the names of victims or other material in the transcript by which the identity of the victim could be discovered.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

740 ILCS 45/15

    (740 ILCS 45/15) (from Ch. 70, par. 85)
    Sec. 15. When disposition is made without a hearing or at the conclusion of a hearing held under this Act, the Court of Claims shall enter an order stating (1) its findings of fact, (2) its decision as to whether or not compensation is due under this Act, (3) the amount of compensation, if any, which is due under this Act, (4) whether disbursement of the compensation awarded is to be made in a lump sum or in periodic payments, and (5) the person or persons to whom the compensation should be paid.
(Source: P.A. 81-1013.)

740 ILCS 45/16

    (740 ILCS 45/16) (from Ch. 70, par. 86)
    Sec. 16. The Court of Claims, on its own motion or upon the written request of any applicant, may modify an award of compensation made under this Act or reconsider a denial of compensation. No hearing need be held, however, unless the written request states facts which were not known to the applicant or by the exercise of reasonable diligence could not have been ascertained by him at the time of the entry of the order sought to be modified and which would have directly affected the determination of whether or not compensation should be awarded and, if so, the amount of that compensation.
(Source: P.A. 81-1013.)

740 ILCS 45/17

    (740 ILCS 45/17) (from Ch. 70, par. 87)
    Sec. 17. (a) Subrogation. The Court of Claims may award compensation on the condition that the applicant subrogate to the State his rights to collect damages from the assailant or any third party who may be liable in damages to the applicant. In such a case the Attorney General may, on behalf of the State, bring an action against an assailant or third party for money damages, but must first notify the applicant and give him an opportunity to participate in the prosecution of the action. The excess of the amount recovered in such action over the amount of the compensation offered and accepted or awarded under this Act plus costs of the action and attorneys' fees actually incurred shall be paid to the applicant.
    (b) Nothing in this Act affects the right of the applicant to seek civil damages from the assailant and any other party, but that applicant must give written notice to the Attorney General within 10 days after the making of a claim or the filing of an action for such damages, and within 10 days after the conclusion of the claim or action. The applicant must attach to the written notice a copy of the complaint, settlement agreement, jury verdict, or judgment. Failure to timely notify the Attorney General of such claims and actions is a willful omission of fact and the applicant thereby becomes subject to the provisions of Section 20 of this Act.
    (c) The State has a charge for the amount of compensation paid under this Act upon all claims or causes of action against an assailant and any other party to recover for the injuries or death of a victim which were the basis for that payment of compensation. At the time compensation is ordered to be paid under this Act, the Court of Claims shall give written notice of this charge to the applicant. The charge attaches to any verdict or judgment entered and to any money or property which is recovered on account of the claim or cause of action against the assailant or any other party after the notice is given. On petition filed by the Attorney General on behalf of the State or by the applicant, the circuit court, on written notice to all interested parties, shall adjudicate the right of the parties and enforce the charge. This subsection does not affect the priority of a lien under "AN ACT creating attorney's lien and for enforcement of same", filed June 16, 1909, as amended.
    Only the Court of Claims may reduce the State's lien under this Act. The Court of Claims may consider the nature and extent of the injury, economic loss, settlements, hospital costs, physician costs, attorney's fees and costs, and all other appropriate costs. The burden of producing evidence sufficient to support the exercise by the Court of Claims of its discretion to reduce the amount of a proven charge sought to be enforced against the recovery shall rest with the party seeking such reduction. The charges of the State described in this Section, however, shall take priority over all other liens and charges existing under the laws of the State of Illinois.
    (d) Where compensation is awarded under this Act and the person receiving same also receives any sum required to be, and that has not been deducted under Section 10.1, he shall refund to the State the amount of compensation paid to him which would have been deducted at the time the award was made.
    (e) An amount not to exceed 25% of all money recovered under subsections (b) or (c) of this Section shall be placed in the Violent Crime Victims Assistance Fund to assist with costs related to recovery efforts. "Recovery efforts" means those activities that are directly attributable to obtaining restitution, civil suit recoveries, and other reimbursements.
    (f) The applicant must give written notice to the Attorney General within 10 days after an offender is ordered by a court to pay restitution. The applicant shall attach a copy of the restitution order or judgment to the written notice. Failure to timely notify the Attorney General of court-ordered restitution is a willful omission of fact and the applicant thereby becomes subject to the provisions of Section 20 of this Act. The Attorney General may file a written copy of the Court of Claims' decision awarding crime victims compensation in a criminal case in which the offender has been ordered to pay restitution for the victim's expenses incurred as a result of the same criminal conduct. Upon the filing of the order, the circuit court clerk shall send restitution payments directly to the compensation program for any paid expense reflected in the Court of Claims' decision.
(Source: P.A. 97-817, eff. 1-1-13.)

740 ILCS 45/18

    (740 ILCS 45/18) (from Ch. 70, par. 88)
    Sec. 18. Claims against awards.
    (a) An award is not subject to enforcement, attachment, garnishment, or other process, except that an award is not exempt from a claim of a creditor to the extent that he or she provided products, services, or accommodations the costs of which are included in the award.
    (b) An assignment or agreement to assign a right to compensation for loss accruing in the future is unenforceable, except:
        (1) an assignment of a right to compensation for work
    
loss to secure payment of maintenance or child support; or
        (2) an assignment of a right to compensation to the
    
extent of the cost of products, services, or accommodations necessitated by the injury or death on which the claim is based and are provided or to be provided by the assignee.
    (c) The court may order that all or a portion of an award be paid jointly to the applicant and another person or solely and directly to another person to the extent that such other person has provided products, services or accommodations, the costs of which are included in the award, or to another person to the extent that such other person paid or became obligated to pay expenses incurred by the victim or applicant.
    (d) If an award under subsection (c) of this Section is offset by the Comptroller, pursuant to the Uncollected State Claims Act, the intended individual or entity must credit the applicant's or victim's account for the amount ordered by the Court of Claims, and the intended individual or entity is prohibited from pursuing payment from the applicant or victim for any portion that is offset. The Comptroller shall provide notice as provided in Section 10.05 of the State Comptroller Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-817, eff. 1-1-13.)

740 ILCS 45/20

    (740 ILCS 45/20) (from Ch. 70, par. 90)
    Sec. 20. (a) In addition to any other civil liability or criminal penalties provided by law, a person who the Court of Claims finds has willfully misstated or omitted facts relevant to the determination of whether compensation is due under this Act or of the amount of that compensation, whether in making application for compensation or in the further proceedings provided for in this Act, shall be denied compensation under this Act.
    (b) A person who is convicted of having willfully misstated or omitted facts relevant to the determination of whether compensation is due under this Act or of the amount of that compensation, whether in making application for compensation or in the further proceedings provided for in this Act, shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 81-1013.)