2007 ORS § 147.015¹
Eligibility for compensation
  • generally

A person is eligible for an award of compensation under ORS 135.905 (Unitary assessment) and 147.005 (Definitions) to 147.367 (Services to victims of acts of mass destruction) if:

(1) The person is a victim, or is a survivor or dependent of a deceased victim of a compensable crime that has resulted in or may result in a compensable loss;

(2) The appropriate law enforcement officials were notified of the perpetration of the crime allegedly causing the death or injury to the victim within 72 hours after its perpetration, unless the Department of Justice finds good cause exists for the failure of notification;

(3) The applicant has cooperated fully with law enforcement officials in the apprehension and prosecution of the assailant or the department has found that the applicant’s failure to cooperate was for good cause;

(4) The application for compensation is not the result of collusion between the applicant and the assailant of the victim;

(5) The death or injury to the victim was not substantially attributable to the wrongful act of the victim or substantial provocation of the assailant of the victim; and

(6) The application for an award of compensation under ORS 135.905 (Unitary assessment) and 147.005 (Definitions) to 147.367 (Services to victims of acts of mass destruction) is filed with the department:

(a) Within six months of the date of the injury to the victim; or

(b) Within such further extension of time as the department for good cause shown, allows. [1977 c.376 §3; 1987 c.770 §2; 1989 c.542 §2; 1991 c.862 §2; 1997 c.288 §1]