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Access to victim compensation in NY improved by new law, Hochul says

Governor Kathy Hochul has enacted new legislation aimed at broadening and simplifying the process for crime victims and survivors to access victim compensation funds.

The newly signed bill, S.214A/A.2105A, marks a significant step in supporting New Yorkers affected by crime, particularly in their recovery phase.


Governor Hochul emphasized the importance of this legislation, stating that it is designed to make it easier for victims and survivors to avail the compensation they are entitled to, especially during their time of need.

This legislation removes the previous requirement for victims to report the crime to law enforcement and provide corresponding documentation to qualify for compensation.

Instead, it allows for alternative forms of evidence to be presented to demonstrate that a qualifying crime occurred. Additionally, the bill extends the timeframe within which a victim can file a claim for compensation, thereby offering greater flexibility and support to those affected by crime.



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