Arbitrator Rules Part 7 Benefits Can Be Deducted From UMP Award

In CD v ICBC, the arbitrator ruled that “no fault” benefits can be deducted from the overall award, just as they can be at trial.


32. The Respondent takes the position that nothing is recoverable for physiotherapy or massage therapy because these expenses are payable as no-fault benefits under Part 7 and, as such, are a “deductible amount” from UMP compensation.  There is no evidence that ICBC refused to pay these expenses under Part 7…I agree that the physiotherapy and massage therapy expenses are not recoverable in these circumstances as part of UMP compensation.  The vehicle repair deductible is not compensible because it is a claim relating to property damage, and UMP compensation is restricted to damages for injury or death.


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