Guidance

Compensation, social security benefits and lump sum payments

A guide to how social security benefits and lump sum payments can affect your award of compensation.

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If you have had an accident, injury or a disease for which someone else is to blame, you may have claimed or be thinking about claiming compensation.

If you are getting a social security benefit or have had a lump sum payment for certain dust related diseases it may affect the amount of compensation you receive.

This guidance tells you how some benefits and lump sum payments can affect your compensation award.

Published 19 September 2013
Last updated 22 September 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added Universal Credit to the list of benefits which require someone to declare receipt of a compensation payment.
  2. Section 5.1 has been amended to include information about Mandatory Consideration. The PDF version of the CRU27 has been removed.
  3. First published.