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Offsetting Your Damages

Before you receive your final award for damages, the recoverable benefits will be deducted. There are certain heads of claim that benefits can be recovered from, and only certain benefits are recoverable.

Head of damage Recoverable Benefit
Loss of Earnings
  • Disability Working Allowance
  • Disablement Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Invalidity Pension
  • Jobseekers Allowance
  • Reduced Earnings Allowance
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • sickness benefit
  • unemployment benefit
  • unemployability supplement
  • invalidity allowance
Care or Gratuitous Care
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (care)
  • Disablement Benefit for constant attendance or exceptionally severe disablement
Compensation for Loss of Mobility
  • Mobility Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance (mobility)

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