Subrogation is the process of recovering claims for medical and rehabilitation service costs.

The CRS program usually does not purchase goods or services for consumers when there are other sources to cover these expenses. However, CRS funds can be used before a settlement or judgment is reached in a workers' compensation or liability case when third party funds are not available at the time needed to ensure that the consumer's progress toward the rehabilitation goal is not delayed.

When CRS funds are expended on behalf of a consumer who has filed litigation or other legal claims, the CRS program helps recover those funds through the subrogation process