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4.13 Compensation


This chapter contains information on the effect of compensation on social security payments.

It provides detailed information on the treatment of lump sum and periodic compensation paid in respect of personal injury for a compensation recipient and the effect of these on the partner of a compensation recipient. It also contains information about the treatment of payments that are compensatory in nature.

Act reference: SSAct section 17 Compensation recovery definitions, Part 3.14 Compensation recovery

Policy reference: SS Guide 3.1.9 Compensation provisions, 6.4 Compensation Recovery

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