To encourage private citizens to expose fraud committed against the government, the FCA rewards whistleblowers a percentage of the money that was recovered for the government. A whistleblower can receive between 15 and 30 percent of the amount recovered by the government.
In general, when the government declines to intervene, the whistleblower is entitled to a share of the recovery between 25 and 30 percent. When the government intervenes, the whistleblower is entitled to a share of the recovery between 15 and 25 percent.
The exact amount of the reward depends upon many factors, including: the contribution of the whistleblower and his or her counsel, whether the government intervenes and if so, at what stage. However, the greater the contribution made by the whistleblower and his or her counsel, the higher the percentage of the award.
* Please note that recovery results vary per client. The recovery amounts in each case reflect the specific facts of that case. Further, recovery amounts in past cases are not a guarantee of future results.