New York Consolidated Laws, Executive Law - EXC § 630. Emergency awards

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1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section six hundred twenty-seven of this article, if it appears to the office, that such claim is one with respect to which an award probably will be made, and undue hardship will result to the claimant if immediate payment is not made, the office may make one or more emergency awards to the claimant pending a final decision of the office or payment of an award in the case, provided, however, that the total amount of such emergency awards shall not exceed twenty-five hundred dollars.  The amount of such emergency awards shall be deducted from any final award made to the claimant, and the excess of the amount of any such emergency award over the amount of the final award, or the full amount of any emergency awards if no final award is made, shall be repaid by the claimant to the office.

2. [Eff. until June 26, 2019.  See, also, subd. 2 below.] Notwithstanding the provisions of section six hundred twenty-seven of this article, local crime victim service programs shall be authorized to provide emergency awards to crime victims for essential personal property, medical treatment, shelter costs, security services, counseling and transportation the total amount of such emergency awards not to exceed five hundred dollars.  These programs shall be reimbursed by the office, pursuant to the provisions of this article, if it is subsequently determined that the victim is an eligible claimant.  Local crime victim service programs shall be authorized to establish special accounts for this purpose.  The office shall initiate a program to assist local crime victim service programs in establishing special accounts to provide emergency awards, within amounts designated for that purpose.

2. [Eff. June 26, 2019.  See, also, subd. 2 above.] Notwithstanding the provisions of subdivision one of this section, if the crime upon which the claim is based resulted in the death of the victim, and it appears to the office that such claim is one with respect to which an award probably will be made, and undue hardship will result to the claimant if immediate payment is not made, the office may make one or more emergency awards to the claimant for reasonable burial expenses pending a final decision of the office or payment of an award in the case;  provided, however, that the total amount of an emergency award or awards for reasonable burial expenses shall not exceed three thousand dollars.  The amount of such emergency award or awards shall be deducted from any final award made to the claimant, and the excess of the amount of any such award or awards over the amount of the final award, of the full amount of an emergency award or awards if no final award is made, shall be repaid by the claimant to the office.

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