Wyoming Statutes Title 1. Code of Civil Procedure § 1-40-106. Eligibility for compensation

(a) The victim or his dependent is entitled to compensation under this act [ §§ 1-40-101 through 1-40-119 ] if:

(i) The victim suffered personal injury as a result of a criminal act;

(ii) Repealed by Laws 1989, ch. 233, § 2.

(iii) The injury to or death of the victim was not attributable to his own wrongful act;

(iv) The appropriate law enforcement authorities were notified of the criminal act allegedly causing the injury to or death of the victim as soon as practical under the circumstance after perpetration of the offense and the claimant cooperates with appropriate law enforcement authorities with respect to the crime for which compensation is sought;

(v) The application for compensation is filed with the division within one (1) year after the date of the injury to or death of the victim, or within any extension of time the division allows for good cause shown;  and

(vi) The owner of real estate has paid all claims for reimbursement pursuant to W.S. 35-9-158(a)(ii) .

(b) No victim or dependent shall be denied compensation solely because:

(i) He is a relative of the offender or was living with the offender as a family or household member at the time of the injury or death.  However, the division may award compensation to a victim or dependent who is a relative, family or household member of the offender only if the division can reasonably determine the offender will receive no economic benefit or unjust enrichment from the compensation;

(ii) He is not a resident of the state.

(c) Any person who perpetrates any criminal act on the person of another or who is convicted of a felony after applying to the division for compensation is not eligible or entitled to receive compensation under this act.

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