Isettlement.net states "When a plaintiff wins a structured settlement in an injury claim or some other kind of tort case, they are not being awarded one thing; the plaintiff is actually being awarded a set of components that make up their structured settlements."
Structured Settlements 4Real Add these folks to list of the ignorant or the knowing providers of misinformation. You can't win a structured settlement or be awarded a structured settlement. A structured settlement is created as a result of a compromise.
What is a structured settlement?
Isettlement.net states "When payment is received through a structured settlement fixed annuity, the claimant’s payments are not subject to federal income tax. The earnings accrued from the payments are also exempt from federal income taxes. In most instances, the claimant can earn more money this way than through taxable investments"
Structured Settlements 4Real Payments received from structured settlements are tax-free. However, technically speaking, other than the fact that a structured settlement annuity is a "qualified funding asset", the annuity itself has no bearing on the taxability of the payments. In order to receive the tax exclusion the damages that the future periodic payments (annuity) represent must qualify under either 104(a)(1) or 104(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code. While the majority of structured settlements involve fixed payments from fixed annuities, Settlement Plus, a variable annuity offered by MetLife through appropriately insurance and security licensed and appointed structured settlement brokers, is another option that permits a plaintiff to have variable structured settlement payments while enjoying similar favorable tax consequences as a traditional fixed rate structured settlement.
Isettlement.net states A structured settlement broker will help anyone who has a large cash award settlement that he or she wishes to sell.
Structured Settlements 4Real DUH, a big fat juicy DUH! Why would anyone want to sell a large cash award? Remember that Abbott and Costello skit " Two Tens for a Five"?
Isettlement.net states in its glossary A settlement aagreement is " a stage of settlement where all involved parties are in agreement with one another and satisfied with the outcome of the settlement.
Structured Settlements 4Real Besides being inaccurate I settlement.net uses a circular definition which defines an expression in terms of itself. The problem is that circular reasoning—however accurate—is bound to be uninformative. A settlement agreement is a contract executed by parties to a compromise, setting forth the obligations of the parties and other terms in writing. When a claim or lawsuit is resolved by way of a structured settlement the settlement agreement is a critical document used to articulate the periodic payment obligation.
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