Compensation Recovery

 

It’s not you who has to pay back any benefits or compensation to the DWP, it is the person or organisation who you have settled your claim against.

crCAA receive many enquiries regarding the potential issue of benefits and state/government compensation, paid in consequence of your asbestos-related condition, being recovered by the DWP from a successful claim for civil damages/personal injury.

The key thing to remember is:  it’s not you who has to pay back any benefits or compensation to the DWP, it’s the person or organisation who you have settled your claim against. However, …”the person or organisation who pays your compensation may in certain circumstances, reduce the amount they pay to account for any monies they are required to pay to the DWP”. The DWP has issued the following guidance on this issue:

 

How it works

 

When someone claims compensation, the person or organisation who is likely to pay you compensation (the compensator) must tell the Compensation Recovery Unit, which is part of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Have you

 

• Claimed or received compensation?

• Received a social security benefit or lump sum payment because of your accident, injury or disease?

If YES to both, the compensator has to pay back to the Department for Work and Pensions the amount of social security benefit or lump sum payment you have received as a result of your accident, injury or disease. Read more information at GOV.UK

 

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Statistics

 

Benefit Recovery

 

See a full breakdown of the statistics from the DWP

 

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Lump Sum Payments Recovery

 

Payments recovered under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme 2008 and the Pneumoconiosis etc. (Workers Compensation) Act 1979

See a full breakdown of the statistics from the DWP

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Last updated 25 August 2016