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Because a worker's compensation settlement is for the purposes of replacing both wages lost during the marriage and medical bills paid by the marriage, yes, she is. She doesn't get any of the money that's going to reimburse Medicare, but she would be entitled to half of the money that's supposed to represent your lost wages.
Again, if you'd made $12,000 during the marriage and stuck it in a bank account, she'd get half the money. This check is designed to replace wages that you lost because of your injury, money that wasn't available during the marriage to pay for marital expenses. So it is a marital asset.
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Again, she doesn't get the money that goes to Medicare, but she's entitled to half the rest.
Yes, that would be the remaining $12,000, unless part of it is for future wage loss.