People with disabilities and senior citizens can expect a small, 1.5 percent increase in their Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits in the new year, an even smaller cost of living adjustment than...more
New Jersey’s monthly bill for Social Security payments is reported to be about $260 million. With 4% of its population receiving SSD payments, New Jersey is roughly midway in the table of states providing SSD payments to its...more
An Insurance Commissioner’s non-binding opinion banning discretionary language in an ERISA governed plan has no effect.
Here’s the case of Frazier v. Life Insurance Company of North America, __ F.3d __ (6th Cir. August...more
In This Issue:
- Supreme Court Update: Where Plan Reimbursement Or Recovery Terms Are Ambiguous Or Silent,Equitable Doctrines May Fill The Gaps:
US Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen, 569 U.S. ___ (2013).
This is a question we receive quite frequently. The Social Security Administration does not require you to have an attorney represent you. In fact, you can represent yourself. However, many claimants find using an attorney to...more
What happens when an ERISA claimant submits contradictory statements to the Social Security Administration and the ERISA plan administrator? Can these contradictory statements be used to deny the ERISA claim? YES....more