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					                   How structured settlement works
At present time, very few people have heard about structured settlement because this term
is not used in our daily lexicon. You have heard about this in newspaper, television or any
print ad, after reading or hearing, some people think what structured settlement is. If you
are also not familiar with this term them I am going to introduce with this. A contract which
is made by an insurance company for giving periodic payments to an injured party is called
structured settlement. This payment can be either for bodily injured party or for a
surviving family member to whom a large settlement has been awarded. All the parties
which are involved in settlement agreement can get benefit from this settlement that is
why this is so much popular among people.

I think a simple definition is given then everyone will understand this term very easily. So a
structured settlement is solely a money package that allows a group settlement to be paid
in regular payment installments for either a set amount of your time or over a lifetime. In
short, a structured settlement may be a package that's tailor created for the individual or
payee by the payer or an interested third-party. In some structures immediate payment is
included for covering a special damage that may have occurred or will occur.

This system was implemented in Canada for the first time in 1970’s and after that it was
implemented in United States very quickly and then with the passage of time, it was also
found in other countries like Australia and most member states of the European Union.

Benefits of structured settlement: -With the help of this settlement you can get tax-free
amount over a determined period of time. There are other investment options like stocks
and bonds, real estate, savings accounts etc. don’t have the same flexibility and security as
this settlement has. One another benefit of this settlement is, this is designed with the
motive that payments can be made over an extended period of time, even for entire life of
the payee. At the time of death, a guaranteed part of money is paid to the person’s estate or
to a nominee. Except this you can learn about sell structured settlement.