What the Recovery of Benefits and Assistance (RBA) Scheme is
From 1st August 2014, the Recovery of Certain Benefits and Assistance Scheme enables the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to recover the value of certain illness-related social welfare payments from compensation awards made to persons as a consequence of personal injuries claims.
The benefits are recovered from the compensator and not from the injured person.
The specified benefits to be recovered under the RBA Scheme are:
that is, the increase of disablement pension payable where a person is permanently incapable of work as a result of an occupational accident or disease and does not qualify for any other social welfare payment