If My Case is Successful, What’s My Share of the Recovery?

The False Claims Act stipulates that successful whistleblowers are entitled to receive between 15 and 25 percent of the funds recovered through a settlement or a trial if the government has intervened in the case and 25 to 30 percent if the government has not intervened. This entitlement is called the “relator’s share.” The difference between 15 and 25 percent, or between 25 and 30 percent, can be a lot of money. At the end of a successful case, the whistleblower and the government negotiate the precise percentage for the relator’s share. If they cannot agree, it can be decided by the court.