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2015 Florida Statutes

F.S. 960.14
960.14 Manner of payment; execution or attachment.
(1) Any award made under this chapter shall be in accordance with the discretion and direction of the department as to the manner of payment. No award made pursuant to this chapter shall be subject to execution or attachment other than for expenses resulting from the injury or death which is the basis for the claim. In every case providing for compensation to a claimant under this chapter, the department may, if in its opinion the facts and circumstances of the case warrant it, convert the compensation to be paid into a partial or total lump sum without discount. Any eligible bills may be paid by the department directly to affected service providers.
(2) If a claimant owes money to the Crimes Compensation Trust Fund in connection with any other claim as provided for in ss. 938.03, 960.16, and 960.17, the amount owed shall be reduced from any award.
(3) The department may reconsider a claim at any time and modify or rescind previous orders for compensation, based upon a change in circumstances of a victim or intervenor.
(4) Payment made to a service provider will be considered payment in full for the services rendered to the victim by said provider. In the event a provider does not accept the payment as payment in full, then that payment may be made to the claimant.
History.s. 1, ch. 77-452; s. 309, ch. 79-400; s. 12, ch. 80-146; s. 9, ch. 91-23; s. 12, ch. 94-342; s. 46, ch. 97-271; s. 7, ch. 99-373.