When your claim reaches settlement or judgment
When your claim reaches settlement or judgment, you or your compensation payer have to repay any amount owing.
With a valid Notice of past benefits
A Notice of past benefits is valid for 6 months. If yours is still valid on the date of judgment or settlement, the compensation payer must:
- send us the amount to be repaid within 28 days
- send the remaining amount of compensation to you.
The payer can’t pay your compensation until they’ve paid us.
Without a valid Notice of past benefits
If your Notice of past benefits has expired before the date of judgment or settlement, your options are:
Your compensation payer can pay us a 10% advance of your compensation payment in some circumstances.
You’ll need to get a Notice of charge if you don’t have a valid one when your claim settles.
Page last updated: 23 July 2019
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