2015 ORS 147.015¹
Eligibility for compensation
  • generally

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

(a) 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;

(b) 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;

(c) 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;

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

(e) 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

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

(A) Within one year 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.

(2) The fact that a victim was subjected to sexual exploitation as defined in ORS 419B.005 (Definitions) is prima facie evidence of good cause for the victim’s failure to notify law enforcement in a timely manner under subsection (1)(b) of this section, or for failure to cooperate with law enforcement under subsection (1)(c) of this section. [1977 c.376 §3; 1987 c.770 §2; 1989 c.542 §2; 1991 c.862 §2; 1997 c.288 §1; 2011 c.125 §3; 2013 c.720 §9]

Notes of Decisions

"Person" has same meaning as defini­tion given to term by Criminal Code. State v. Spino, 143 Or App 619, 925 P2d 101 (1996)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Primary resource as between federally funded Aid to Dependent Children or state-funded General Assistance benefits and Crime Victims' Compensa­tion Program for pay­ment of lost earnings compensa­tion, (1987) Vol 46, p 1

Chapter 147

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Primary resource fund where per­son, as result of single incident, becomes eligible for medical benefits from funds administered by Adult and Family Service Division, Motor Vehicle Accident Fund and Crime Victims' Compensa­tion Division, (1978) Vol 39, p 323


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 147—Victims of Crime and Acts of Mass Destruction, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors147.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 147, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano147.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.