social security disability

You already know that a Social Security disability (SSDI) decision should be considered in the context of deciding whether the claimant is disabled under the terms of the disability policy.

But what happens when the SSDI decision occurs after you denied the claim, but during the ERISA-governed administrative appeal?

BETTER YET: What happens when the

The claimant seeking long term disability benefits under your ERISA Plan was found to be disabled by the Social Security Administration.

Does that automatically mean the claimant is entitled to disability benefits under the ERISA Plan? No, but you must explain why you are taking a position different from the Social Security Administration.  Met

Yesterday, Jordan Weissman’s excellent article, “Disability Insurance: America’s $124 Billion Secret Welfare Program,” published March 25, 2013 in The Atlantic,  explains how the number of former workers enrolled in Social Security Disability has doubled in 20 years.  He states:

“Since the early 1990s, the number of former workers receiving payments under it has more