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CRU Appeals

29 May 2001
The issues

Recoupability of benefits under the Compensation Recovery Scheme

The facts

You will be aware that there were four appeals pending to the tribunal of Social Security Commissioners with regard to the recoupability of benefits under the Compensation Recovery Scheme. Benefits should only be included in a Certificate if they were paid “in respect of the accident injury or disease” in question and it is a ground of appeal if the Certificate included benefits “paid otherwise that in respect of the accident, injury or disease”. The Secretary of State had argued that the Tribunal Hearing on Appeal was not entitled to reach a conclusion inconsistent with the award of benefit – effectively was not entitled to go behind the Certificate.

Only benefits that ought not to have been paid at all were not recoupable on this view.

The decision

The Tribunal accepted the Secretary of State’s arguments that bound the compensator by a decision as to the entitlement of benefit to which the compensator was not a party and in respect of which he had no rights to make representations. This settles for the moment therefore the issue and ensures that a compensator is able to pursue an appeal on the basis that the accident in question was not an effective cause of payment of a benefit and that the Claimant should not be entitled to the benefit in question. The case may go to the Court of Appeal.

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