Employee benefit plans could reduce long-term disability benefits by the amount of Social Security disability benefits received by the plan participants’ dependent children, the 7th Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.
A husband’s military disability benefits constituted income for the purpose of determining his spousal support obligation in his divorce, West Virginia’s highest court has ruled.
Federal law does not prevent a state court from considering a husband’s veterans’ disability benefits in calculating spousal support in his divorce, the South Dakota Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.
Claims in an ERISA class action may be time-barred because they accrued when the individual plaintiffs knew or should have known that they were being underpaid due to a miscalculation of union pension benefits, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
The maximum weekly rate of compensation for a permanently disabled dockyard worker is determined as of the date of his award under federal workers’ compensation law, the 11th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
An employee was entitled to ERISA benefits where his employer changed the time frame for contesting a claim denial but failed to provide him with notice, the 1st Circuit has ruled.
The federal government is immune from liability for damages arising from its failure to withhold Social Security disability benefits payments in accordance with a child support garnishment order, the New Jersey Appellate Division has ruled in vacating a $119,000 judgment.
An employee benefit plan could not offset an insured’s veterans’ benefits against his long term disability award, the 8th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
Marital property in a divorce did not include temporary retirement pay attributable to a soldier’s disability, the Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled in reversing judgment.
An ERISA plan could not enforce a provision that limited long term disability benefits to a claimant with fibromyalgia who “self-reported” her symptoms, the 7th Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.