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Wife can’t share in husband’s military disability pay

A wife wasn’t entitled to a share of her husband’s military disability pay under the terms of a divorce that granted her a portion of his retirement benefits, the Vermont Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.

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ERISA benefits denial not entitled to deference

An ERISA plan administrator’s denial of a request for disability benefits is not entitled to deference, because the grant of discretion to the plan was contained only in the summary plan description, not in the underlying policy document, the 8th ...

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ERISA plan can recoup Social Security benefits

An ERISA plan could sue to recover a retroactive award of Social Security Disability Income benefits that compensated an insured for a period that she received plan disability benefits, the 1st Circuit has ruled in affirming judgment.

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