CRU benefits recoupment guide
CRU benefits recoupment guide

The following PI & Clinical Negligence guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • CRU benefits recoupment guide
  • What can be offset?

What can be offset?

A claimant will often receive state benefits as a result of their accident and the Department for Work and Pensions operates a system for recovering these benefits from the compensator (either the defendant or, in most cases, the defendant's insurer) via the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU).

The compensator is in turn entitled to recoup certain benefits against three types of loss:

  1. loss of earnings