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    tobz91
    DWP compensation recovery unit?
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    • 31st May 12, 11:32 PM
    DWP compensation recovery unit? 31st May 12 at 11:32 PM
    Hi, there I have just received a cheque for 2935 for a personal injury claim as a result of a car accident nearly two years ago.

    I banked the cheque today but have received a letter today at my old address, the person who picked it up read the first line of it through the envelope but has left the letter and told me it said it was from the compensation recovery unit.

    What I'd like to know is am I liable to pay some/all of my claim to the dwp?

    I have recently turned over onto contribution based income - someone on yahoo seem'd to think I would be expected to live off of my payment and sign off of JSA.

    Would I have to pay what I have claimed while on JSA?

    Has anyone else had a similar experience? - I have done some online research and found it very unclear.

    Thanks!
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  • tobz91
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    • 31st May 12, 11:46 PM
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    • 31st May 12, 11:46 PM
    Just to add I am signed onto JSA through loss of job not through injuries.
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    • By woodbine 31st May 12, 11:51 PM
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    • 31st May 12, 11:51 PM
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    • 31st May 12, 11:51 PM
    if you havent claimed benefits in connection with your compensation then AFAIK you wont have to repay anything
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  • tobz91
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    • 1st Jun 12, 12:14 AM
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    • 1st Jun 12, 12:14 AM
    I hope this is the case, this money would help me get out of the debt I was put in after being hit by an uninsured driver before this accident took place(having to fork out for a new car out of my overdraft facility, and then losing my job) This money would be the ideal end to debt and two-nearly three years of debt worries and worries of insurance liability.
  • Anubis
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    • 1st Jun 12, 12:55 AM
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    • 1st Jun 12, 12:55 AM
    You are allowed to have up to 6k in savings so doubt you would need to pay anything back but it's difficult to say.

    http://www.dwp.gov.uk/other-specialists/compensation-recovery-unit/

    You need to get hold of the letter. Perhaps they want to know the amount received in compensation.
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    • 1st Jun 12, 1:59 AM
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    • 1st Jun 12, 1:59 AM
    I recently won some compensation from a medical negligence case & had to pay back nearly 3K for DLA I received due to the negligence.

    I guess it would depend on why you are claiming benefits & if it is linked to the injuries you sustained as you can't be compenated twice if you understand what I mean.
    I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
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    • By Breast Cancer Survivor 1st Jun 12, 2:01 AM
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    • 1st Jun 12, 2:01 AM
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    • 1st Jun 12, 2:01 AM
    Just to add I am signed onto JSA through loss of job not through injuries.
    Originally posted by tobz91
    Did you lose your job as a result of the accident?
    I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
    Lucille Ball
  • Anubis
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    • 1st Jun 12, 3:40 AM
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    • 1st Jun 12, 3:40 AM
    I recently won some compensation from a medical negligence case & had to pay back nearly 3K for DLA I received due to the negligence.

    I guess it would depend on why you are claiming benefits & if it is linked to the injuries you sustained as you can't be compenated twice if you understand what I mean.
    Originally posted by Breast Cancer Survivor
    Wow - is that because DLA was awarded or part awarded based on the negligence causing health issues?
    How people treat you becomes their karma; how you react becomes yours.
  • tobz91
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    • 1st Jun 12, 4:06 AM
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    • 1st Jun 12, 4:06 AM
    Did you lose your job as a result of the accident?
    Originally posted by Breast Cancer Survivor
    Nope I lost my job before the accident and got a job just before the accident but was waiting to start my new job, which was terminated due to 6 month contract thanks for your help guys and girls!
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    • By Breast Cancer Survivor 16th Jun 12, 3:45 PM
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    Breast Cancer Survivor
    Wow - is that because DLA was awarded or part awarded based on the negligence causing health issues?
    Originally posted by Anubis
    I was already getting DLA but due to the negligence I started getting MRC instead of LRC & had to pay back the difference.
    I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
    Lucille Ball
  • durham999
    my partner recently had to pay dwp 30,000 out of a 50,000 damages award from the nhs they did not specify the damages and did not metin if it was for previous loss of earnings so can we claim the money back from dwp.....
  • Caz3121
    my partner recently had to pay dwp 30,000 out of a 50,000 damages award from the nhs they did not specify the damages and did not metin if it was for previous loss of earnings so can we claim the money back from dwp.....
    Originally posted by durham999
    did you have a lawyer dealing with the claim, they should have included the amount to be repaid in the settlement. Any sickness benefits that were paid because of the incident would need to be repaid out of the settlement figure. In your case it seems this was 30k for repayment and 20k as compensation....if this was not the intention you need to take it up with your lawyer
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