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1.1.C.270 Compensation recovery charge


This definition applies to all payments.


A compensation recovery charge (debt) is the amount legally recoverable after receiving a lump sum compensation payment or a payment representing arrears of periodic payments for income support payments paid to either a compensation recipient and their partner (or both) during the lump sum preclusion period or the periodic payments period.

Act reference: SSAct Part 3.14 Compensation recovery

Policy reference: SS Guide 6.4 Compensation Recovery

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