Recoupment Regulations

Recoupment Regulations made by the Secretary of State under employment legislation enable the Benefits Agency to recover from employers some or all of the amount of Jobseekers' Allowance and income support paid to employees who have subsequently been awarded compensation by an employment tribunal.

The recoupment procedure and the tribunal awards to which it applies are described in the guidance - Benefit repayment: a guide for employers required to repay state benefit previously claimed by an employee who has won an employment tribunal award. This provides general guidance only and should not be regarded as a complete and authoritative statement of the law. If you have any queries after reading these pages the Benefits Agency local office will be happy to help.