Disability benefits – Philippine Cerebral Palsy http://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/ Wed, 10 Nov 2021 09:07:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.1 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/cropped-icon-32x32.png Disability benefits – Philippine Cerebral Palsy http://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/ 32 32 Veterinarians should receive fewer disability benefits and more assistance in post-military life, ex-SECVA says https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/veterinarians-should-receive-fewer-disability-benefits-and-more-assistance-in-post-military-life-ex-secva-says/ https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/veterinarians-should-receive-fewer-disability-benefits-and-more-assistance-in-post-military-life-ex-secva-says/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 20:41:58 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/veterinarians-should-receive-fewer-disability-benefits-and-more-assistance-in-post-military-life-ex-secva-says/

Former Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie on Tuesday criticized America’s current veterans benefit system as being too focused on providing financial rewards to sick people instead of helping them overcome these challenges to be successful. after the army.

“We are focused on getting checks from veterans and not getting them right and getting them back into society,” he said at a US university event on Tuesday.

“The purpose of VA is to care for those… who have suffered as a direct result of their military service. In my experience, the encouragement of many of the [support] groups give to people leaving the ward, it’s almost as if they are encouraging them to play handicap. And it’s incredibly destructive to the system.

He suggested that the list of injuries and illnesses qualifying veterans for financial support may be too long, with problems that are more attributable to aging than to military deployments. This in turn encourages veterans to seek payments from the VA instead of finding ways to work and integrate into civilian life.

The comments came during a panel discussion with Daniel Gade, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. and former Virginia Senate candidate, about his new book on the veterans system. The volume is titled “Wounding Warriors: How Bad Policy Makes American Veterans Sicker and Poorer”.

About 40 percent of all post-9/11 veterans have some type of service-related disability, compared to about 26 percent of all veterans in America today, according to Department of Labor estimates.

Wilkie, who headed Veterans Affairs for nearly three years under President Donald Trump, described the department as “incredibly resistant to reform” and lambasted veteran lobbyists as compounding the problem with their perspective. on the constant expansion of benefits and services, rather than catering. veterans with specific military needs.

“We put those who hold the Purple Heart at the forefront when it comes to compensation and compensation decisions,” he said. “The screams of the professional class were deafening, as was the response from many members of Congress, because they believe that anyone who wears a uniform should be treated like everyone else.

“It is a disconnect that we, as a nation, must resolve.”

Wilkie said his work as head of the department helped reform some of these practices, but not enough.

Gade, a White House staff member during President George W. Bush’s administration, said his book is designed to address discussions of sweeping reforms within the veterans disability process, including the ‘idea that veterans should get compensation or treatment for illnesses that are not directly related to military injuries.

“We pay veterans to be sick, and then we ask ourselves why we have so many sick veterans,” he said.

The comments from the two came at the same time as current VA Secretary Denis McDonough gave the annual “State of the VA” address ahead of the Veterans Day holiday. In it, McDonough swore that “no [veteran] will have to fight to get the quality care, benefits and services they have won.

Veterans Affairs officials processed more than one million disability claims in the past fiscal year, setting a new record of cases, but saw a growing backlog of overdue claims decisions as delays pandemic-related and new eligibility rules have increased staff workload.

Wilkie said improvements cannot be made without fundamental changes in the way veterans groups and lawmakers view the system. But he also targeted “lobbyists in Washington” focused on veterans’ issues as an obstacle to reform rather than allies.

Most of these veteran groups called for Wilkie’s resignation during his final weeks in office, after a series of internal inquiries found he had mismanaged sexual assault complaints filed by a member of Congress who was visiting the Washington, DC VA medical center.

Leo covers Congress, Veterans Affairs and the White House for Military Times. He has covered Washington, DC since 2004, focusing on policies relating to military personnel and veterans. His work has earned him numerous honors, including a 2009 Polk Award, a 2010 National Headliner Award, the IAVA Leadership in Journalism Award, and the VFW News Media Award.

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Hawaiʻi launches savings program that protects disability benefits https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/hawai%ca%bbi-launches-savings-program-that-protects-disability-benefits/ https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/hawai%ca%bbi-launches-savings-program-that-protects-disability-benefits/#respond Tue, 09 Nov 2021 01:00:20 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/hawai%ca%bbi-launches-savings-program-that-protects-disability-benefits/

Governor David Ige on Monday announced the launch of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (Hawaiʻi ABLE) Savings Program, which allows eligible people with disabilities to save money without compromising their federal or state disability benefits.

ABLE accounts are established at the federal level and managed at the state level.

“I encourage all Hawai’i residents with an eligible disability to open a Hawai’i ABLE Savings Account. ABLE provides the tools to achieve financial empowerment and help them prepare for a more independent and secure future, through a simple and intuitive online savings opportunity, ”Governor Ige said.

In 2019, Governor Ige signed Kal’s Law, which allowed people with disabilities to work full-time for minimum wage without losing state or federal benefits. This year, Governor Ige signed a bill that became Law 55, which removes the practice of paying individuals less than the minimum wage based solely on whether the person has a disability.

“For too long, people with disabilities have not been able to save for the future for fear of losing the government benefits they need. The disability community fought long and hard to change this, and together we found a solution, ”said Daintry Bartoldus, executive administrator of the Hawaii State Council for Developmental Disabilities.

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Hawaiʻi ABLE said he was proud to be part of the ABLE collaboration and the ABLE for ALL Savings Plan, a national ABLE savings plan administered by the State of Oregon.

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“We are delighted that Hawaiʻi is joining the ABLE collaboration. We bring together like-minded states to provide these unique savings opportunities for people with disabilities. They deserve the opportunity to save for their future, ”said David Bell, deputy director of the Oregon Treasury Savings Network.

To ensure savers have access to reliable services and ADA compliant features, the ABLE for ALL Savings Plan is partnered with Sumday Administration LLC, as a member of the program plan manager. Sumday’s intuitive online platform is easy to use and helps people manage their ABLE accounts to make their dreams come true.

For more information, including program eligibility and benefits, visit the Hawaiʻi ABLE Savings Program website at hawaiiablesavings.com.

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Applying for disability benefits wasn’t easy, but I did https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/applying-for-disability-benefits-wasnt-easy-but-i-did/ https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/applying-for-disability-benefits-wasnt-easy-but-i-did/#respond Mon, 08 Nov 2021 15:01:30 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/applying-for-disability-benefits-wasnt-easy-but-i-did/

I will never forget the day I applied for Social Security disability insurance. I remember sitting down at my computer, ready to fill out the long request.

Growing up, I was taught to work hard for what I wanted and never to accept handouts. So, as I read the requirements, shame invaded my body. My cheeks were burning with embarrassment. Despite the effects of scleroderma, I was still able to use all of my work pieces. How can I possibly apply for disability?

Yet I had used up all of my sick days at work and now was using my vacation days not for fun, but for when I couldn’t get out of bed. Although I once bragged about being a reliable employee, I was no longer. My body seemed to hate me, and it let me know I was at its mercy.

Things are piling up

Every night, as I crawled into my bed, I felt exhausted every day. The exhaustion was deep, like no other, and my body was riddled with pain. Each day was a new adventure as I learned to keep going. My body wanted to give up, but I wanted it to continue. And it did, a bit.

But the laundry started to pile up – even more than usual, which means something. I wanted to do all my chores at work and chores around the house, but my body was telling me, “No, choose one or the other. Over time, I couldn’t even complete a task. My body had betrayed me.

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My employer was sympathetic, but he still had a business to run. After falling asleep several times in the office bathroom, I knew I was in trouble.

Who falls asleep with their head against the bathroom cubicle? This girl! It wasn’t my best time. While I had always had control of my body, it was clear now that I was no longer.

With a heavy heart and an uncertain future, I quit my job, wondering what would become of me. Without a title and without a job, what did I really have? Those days turned into weeks, and the weeks turned into months.

Then my doctor suggested that I apply for disability.

What?

Me, apply for disability? I don’t think so, kemosabe. I have this !

I actually didn’t have that (insert voice of Morgan Freeman).

The third time is a charm

I had been hesitant to apply for disability benefits. Looking at the Social Security Blue Book, I realized I had several diagnoses that would fall into different categories. Would each condition alone be enough for me to qualify? I did not know.

No, I couldn’t do it. I had worked most of my adult life and often had more than one job to support myself and my children. While working two jobs, I also went to college part-time and maintained a 4.0 GPA. I had a plan for my life, and being disabled was not one of them.

Sitting at the computer, I went through the disability claim checklist. Whoa, I would need some time to set everything in place. I’ve read that many people use a disability lawyer when they apply, but I chose not to because I didn’t want to pay a fee. I wiped the tears from my face and started clicking on my computer.

Several hours and a lot of clicks later, I submitted my application. I was sure to be approved. How could I not be? My condition was not going to improve. It lasts a lifetime and has no cure. And to add insult to injury, the diagnoses kept dropping.

After a few months, I received my letter in the mail. Refuse.

Are you kidding me? What does a girl have to do to be approved? So I applied again. Six months later, I was refused again.

I decided to give the process one last chance, even though I thought I would never get approved and wanted to throw in the towel. I received a notice for the third phase of the approval process: it was time for trial.

A hearing to discuss my case was held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions, which meant no actual court appearance. It was in my favor, because I felt very bad that day. Also, I was not optimistic, as my request had already been denied twice.

Seven days later, I received a notice in the mail. With trembling hands, I tore the envelope from the judge’s office. Tears filled my eyes. I could not believe it. Thanks to all my hard work, I had finally been approved.

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Eligibility and how to claim https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/eligibility-and-how-to-claim/ https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/eligibility-and-how-to-claim/#respond Thu, 28 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/eligibility-and-how-to-claim/

Hepatitis C is a viral infection that damages the liver. Some infected people may have severe symptoms that prevent them from working or earning an income. These people are eligible for Social Security disability benefits if they meet the requirements of the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability list.

Hepatitis C is spread by contact with the blood of a person infected with the virus. The condition causes inflammation of the liver. In severe cases, it can lead to cirrhosis and chronic hepatitis, which can prevent a person from working or earning an income. In this case, they may be entitled to disability benefits.

Liver disease falls under section 5.05 of the SSA Chronic Liver Disease List of Impairments. These guidelines describe several conditions that a person must meet to be eligible for disability benefits.

This article examines the criteria that a person must meet to be eligible for hepatitis C disability benefits.

A person with chronic hepatitis may have symptoms that make it difficult for them to work or earn an income.

The SSA may judge that there are no jobs available for a person with hepatitis C due to the effects of the disease. A person’s inability to work must have existed – or doctors expect it to exist – for at least 1 year to be eligible for disability benefits.

A person with hepatitis C may be eligible for disability income if they meet the requirements outlined in the SSA Impairment List in Section 5.05, “Chronic Liver Disease”.

Learn about the symptoms of chronic hepatitis C.

The SSA has published a Impairment List, which details the conditions that a person with hepatitis C must meet to be eligible for disability benefits.

The individual must have a diagnosis of hepatitis C, proven by a liver biopsy, in their medical records. Additionally, they must have one of these conditions:

  • bleeding due to esophageal, gastric or ectopic varices or portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • ascites or hydrothorax not attributable to other causes, present on at least two evaluations at least 60 days apart in a period of 6 consecutive months
  • spontaneous bacterial peritonitis with peritoneal fluid
  • hepatorenal syndrome, with the conditions set out in sections 5.00D8 and 5.00D9
  • hepatic encephalopathy
  • terminal liver disease

The requirements for these conditions to be admissible are very specific. Therefore, a person should examine them with a medical professional.

Find out how to find a doctor for hepatitis C.

Collect medical evidence

A person undergoing medical tests for hepatitis C should keep careful records of all their doctor’s visits, lab work, and medical tests. The more hard evidence, such as dates and test results, that a person can present to the SSA, the stronger their case for disability benefits.

In addition, people should keep all records of:

  • visits to the doctor, including specialists
  • ultrasound
  • lab work
  • biopsies, which are crucial to qualify for benefits
  • X-rays
  • any other tests or visits with healthcare professionals such as emergency room visits

Keep track of these and report to the doctor any side effects of any medications he is taking to treat hepatitis C, especially those that may interfere with the ability to function at work.

If a person does not meet the criteria for any of the above qualifications, they may still be able to claim benefits by applying for reduced residual functional capacity.

The SSA allows individuals unable to qualify for benefits under the regular criteria in section 5.05 to file a Reduced Residual Functional Capacity (RFC) application. In this case, the organization will take into account a person’s physical and mental symptoms, including side effects of medications, which can make labor difficult or impossible.

The SSA will examine a person’s abilities when making an RFC judgment. The organization will want to know an individual’s physical limitations, such as how long they can stand, lift, push or pull, and how well their sight and hearing are performing. They will also want to know if a drug is causing physical or mental side effects such as weakness, numbness, loss of focus or concentration.

When applying for disability benefits, a person must first collect all documents from the medical professionals who will support the claim.

The SSA also recommends printing and reviewing its Adult Disability Checklist to compile the information needed to complete the application. This can include social security numbers, employer contact details, banking information, employment and educational history, and doctor information.

A person can submit a disability claim on the SSA website or by visiting a local office. Note that it may take several weeks or months for a claim to be reviewed and approved.

It may be helpful to consult with a disability lawyer who is familiar with the intricacies of the disability claims process.

Hepatitis C is a serious illness that causes problematic symptoms in some people. This can make them unable to work or earn income, so they may need to apply for disability benefits.

However, they must meet very specific requirements under the SSA Chronic Liver Disease Guidelines in the Impairment List to be eligible for disability. Anyone wishing to apply may find it helpful for their case to keep all documents from medical appointments, tests or lab appointments and to work closely with their doctor.

Those who do not qualify under SSA guidelines may be eligible to request a reduced RFC claim. In this case, a person has to prove by certain tests that the symptoms of the disease or the side effects of the drugs are causing enough interference to prevent regular labor.

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But some people with long symptoms of Covid have been successful – even without a positive coronavirus test – if they are able to show a substantial decline in their health and ability to work.

Steven Trompeter, 49, was unable to do his job as an industrial mechanic after falling ill with symptoms of Covid, including cough, fever, muscle aches, and loss of taste and smell, in February 2020. He filed a disability claim in December 2020 and was approved six months later.

Mr Trompeter, a Navy veteran who lives in Idaho Falls, Idaho, said he believed the numerous medical records documenting his past medical condition and his repeated visits to a Veterans Affairs medical clinic in 2020 had helped show how ill he had become, along with “brain fog” and other difficulties.

“I have heard nightmares where you have to be refused three times and then ask a lawyer to appear before a judge, and I didn’t have to do any of that,” he said. “I just had to wait.”

Ms Tiggemann said that determining people’s eligibility for benefits has more to do with how their symptoms affect their ability to function than the exact diagnosis. So a positive Covid test, while useful, might not be necessary if other evidence clearly shows an inability to work, she said.

“No two cases are the same, each case is individual,” she said. “We look at the doctor’s tests, medical records, past treatments and if they have any other conditions.”

Long Covid has been shown to be similar to other illnesses that can be difficult to diagnose, including myalgic encephalomyelitis (also known as chronic fatigue syndrome), fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis and the disease syndrome Post-treatment Lyme – conditions that can also cause fatigue, memory problems and joint pain.

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Help is available for Oregon residents in need of Social Security disability benefits https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/help-is-available-for-oregon-residents-in-need-of-social-security-disability-benefits/ https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/help-is-available-for-oregon-residents-in-need-of-social-security-disability-benefits/#respond Wed, 27 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/help-is-available-for-oregon-residents-in-need-of-social-security-disability-benefits/

Residents of Oregon can get help for Social Security disability benefits from Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning.

People in Oregon whose health issues force them to stop working before retirement age can get crucial support from this disability law firm.

EUGENE, OREGON, USA, October 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – When most people think of Social Security, they think of retirement.

But Social Security has another major component: disability benefits for people who must stop working because of debilitating health problems before reaching retirement age.

The benefits provide monthly income and access to Medicare health coverage. More than 8 million workers receive Social Security disability benefits in the United States.

It’s a crucial financial lifeline for someone whose earning capacity is cut off early on, but it also includes an elaborate legal system for deciding who should receive benefits. The process involves detailed rules, application forms and steps.

Workers are regularly denied benefits. People often need help getting through this process. A special breed of lawyers, a disability lawyer, does this job.

It may be best for people to find this support from lawyers nearby in their area. For residents of Oregon, the Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning law firm offers this service.

The law firm has offices throughout the state, including a disability law firm Eugene and another location for disability attorneys in Medford.

Local disability lawyer offices can coordinate with local medical clinics and health care providers and navigate local social security offices on behalf of injured and sick workers.

It is important for people with life-changing medical conditions to understand that this type of help is available.

Learn more about disability benefits from Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning.

Kerri Birkby
Harder, Wells, Baron & Manning
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DWP: Pip, ESA and other disability benefits could merge under new proposals https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/dwp-pip-esa-and-other-disability-benefits-could-merge-under-new-proposals/ https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/dwp-pip-esa-and-other-disability-benefits-could-merge-under-new-proposals/#respond Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/dwp-pip-esa-and-other-disability-benefits-could-merge-under-new-proposals/

Ministers are considering plans to shake up the benefit system for disabled claimants, reports suggest.

As first reported by the Mirror, proposals to create a “one-time payment” were outlined in a green paper published this summer. “In the future, we may be looking to create a unique new advantage,” the DWP says in the paper. “It could both support people with disabilities and people with health problems with low income and at additional costs.

“Alternatively, a new benefit could have different priorities or set of goals than our current system. There could be more emphasis on supporting people with their additional costs, or on helping people find and keep a job. . “

READ MORE: Universal credit cuts leaves of panicked mom wondering, “How am I going to feed my child this winter?”

Currently, disability benefits are split between Personal Independence Payment (Pip) and its predecessor, Disabled Living Allowance and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and its replacement in universal credit.

Pip and DLA help people with any additional living expenses they incur due to illness or disability, such as equipment or healthcare needs. ESA and Universal Credit, on the other hand, provide funds to help people with disabilities or chronically ill keep their jobs.

While any attempt to merge these four separate benefits into one health or disability benefit could help simplify a complicated and cumbersome set of claims, it could raise fears of further cuts, following the recent £ 20 cut. per week of universal credit.

DLA and Pip are not means tested, which means that the amount awarded to the applicant does not depend on their financial situation. The ESA and universal credit, on the other hand, are means tested. The DWP did not say whether its proposed sole replacement would be means tested.

Work and Pensions Secretary and Conservative MP Therese Coffey said this month she was “not aware” of any plans to cut PIP, but has not ruled out merging benefits.

She told a Conservative conference “I don’t think we are considering” merging the non-means-tested Pip with universal means-tested credit, and reform would not be “just trying to forcibly combine different advantages “.

However, she added: “Everything is on the table, I think the best way to put it, because the green paper is quite broad and we want to focus on real innovative thinking.

The DWP Green Paper said: “People who are on PIP and apply for either ESA credit or universal credit with a medical condition currently go through two separate application and assessment processes. This means people have to go through two separate application and assessment processes. sometimes the impression that the same information is requested twice. The different The objectives of separate benefits are not always clear to the people claiming them. Some people told us that having to go through two separate processes can be confusing and of difficulty.

“People told us there needs to be a simpler application and assessment process. Some people thought that having just one health and disability benefit would help achieve this goal. Other people worried about all their financial support based on the outcome of an assessment.

“Introducing a single assessment in the current system would not be beneficial. The benefits have been designed separately and each assessment takes different criteria into account. “

The Green Paper adds: “If we were to introduce a new single benefit, depending on its design and objectives, it might be possible to use a single assessment. Alternatively, we could perhaps simplify access to this new service in another way. “

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By Rachel Stone (October 12, 2021, 8:43 p.m. EDT) – Blue Cross Blue Shield and Dearborn Life Insurance were sued Tuesday by a former financial analyst at a Texas credit union who claims insurers violated ERISA when ‘they denied his disability benefits after developing a severe neurological disease.

In her Employee Retirement Income Security Act case in Dallas federal court, Tracy Dower argues that insurers’ rejection of her short-term and long-term disability claims was based on wrongly on the assessment of two medical experts who had questionable motives or references.

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Hudson woman pleads guilty to crimes related to Social Security disability benefits | USAO-NH https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/hudson-woman-pleads-guilty-to-crimes-related-to-social-security-disability-benefits-usao-nh/ https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/hudson-woman-pleads-guilty-to-crimes-related-to-social-security-disability-benefits-usao-nh/#respond Fri, 08 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/hudson-woman-pleads-guilty-to-crimes-related-to-social-security-disability-benefits-usao-nh/

CONCORD – Jane B. Smith, 65, of Hudson, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to attempted wire fraud and misrepresentation, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Smith began receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) payments in 1993. She was required to report any changes in her employment and income to Social Security. Security Administration (SSA). However, between 2007 and 2018, Smith worked for several employers, including the IRS, and failed to report his employment to the SSA. The SSA learned of Smith’s employment and suspended his benefits several times during this period. Each time, Smith took steps to have SSA pay her SSDI benefits to which she was not entitled.

In February 2018, Smith filed a false police report with the Nashua Police Department claiming that she had been the victim of identity theft and that someone else had used her name to work for her. employers. She also made similar false statements to the IRS and SSA in an attempt to obtain benefits to which she was not entitled. In February 2021, Smith admitted to federal agents that she lied about her job and falsely claimed to have been the victim of identity theft because she did not want to lose her benefits. As a result of her criminal conduct, Smith obtained over $ 90,000 in benefits to which she was not entitled.

Smith is expected to be sentenced on January 13, 2022.

“While Social Security disability benefits provide significant financial support to skilled individuals, some criminals seek to take advantage of this system,” Acting US Attorney Farley said. “By lying about her job and falsely claiming to be a victim of identity theft, this defendant sought to exploit this program to obtain money that she knew she was not entitled to receive. As this case shows, we are working closely with the Office of the Inspector General to identify fraud and protect the integrity of Social Security benefit programs.

This matter was investigated by the Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration and the US Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The case is being pursued by Special Assistant US Attorney Alexander S. Chen and Assistant US Prosecutor Matthew T. Hunter.

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5th Circ. Insurer backs battle for ERISA disability benefits https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/5th-circ-insurer-backs-battle-for-erisa-disability-benefits/ https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/5th-circ-insurer-backs-battle-for-erisa-disability-benefits/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://philippinecerebralpalsy.org/5th-circ-insurer-backs-battle-for-erisa-disability-benefits/
By Beverly Banks (October 6, 2021, 8:35 p.m. EDT) – The Fifth Circuit overturned a worker’s victory in a lawsuit accusing Standard Insurance Co. of violating federal benefits law by cutting disability benefits , finding that the insurer had not waived its right to determine the duration of its eligibility for benefits.

A three-judge panel ruled unanimously on Tuesday that Standard Insurance Co. did not flout the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when it retroactively considered whether Jose Chavez was entitled to benefits beyond that. 24 months.

Tuesday’s ruling overturned a lower court ruling that the insurance company couldn’t go back and determine whether Chavez, who worked for a building supply store, was …

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