Medicare Compensation Recovery
You need to repay us for Medicare benefits if your compensation claim settles for more than $5,000. This amount includes all costs.
If you’ve had an injury or illness you may get Medicare benefits or subsidies for your medical treatment.
You’ll need to repay these if you get compensation of more than $5,000 including legal costs.
Compensation is money you may get for an injury or illness. It can be a payment from an insurance company, an individual or another company.
Know what information we need from you and the compensation payer about your claim.
You may need to complete certain actions before or after your claim reaches judgment or settlement.
Page last updated: 1 July 2019
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