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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_15B > GS_15B-16

§15B‑16.  Manner of payment; non‑assignability and exemptions.

(a)        The Director shallpay award payments directly to the service provider on behalf of the claimant.Eligible out‑of‑pocket costs borne by the claimant shall be paiddirectly to the victim only if such costs can be documented and verified.

(b)        Upon request of theclaimant, future economic loss, other than allowable expense, may be commutedto a lump sum only on a finding that:

(1)        The award in a lumpsum will promote the interests of the claimant; or

(2)        The present value ofall future economic loss other than allowable expense does not exceed onethousand dollars ($1,000).

(c)        An award for futureeconomic loss payable in installments may be made only for a period as to whichfuture economic loss can reasonably be determined. An award for future economicloss payable in installments may be reconsidered and modified upon a findingthat a material and substantial change of circumstances has occurred.

(d)        An order onreconsideration of an award may not require refund of amounts previously paidunless the award was obtained by fraud.

     (e) The Director, even afteran award made by the Commission, may negotiate with any service provider inorder to obtain a reduction of the amount claimed by the provider in exchangefor a full release of any claim against a claimant. (1983, c. 832, s. 1; 1987, c.819, s. 26; 1989, c. 679, s. 6; 1991, c. 301, s. 1.)