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Employment – ERISA – Disability Benefits – Overpayment Recoupment (access required)

Although a plan administrator has reasonably interpreted the plan to allow deduction of the value of a disabled miner’s union pension from his monthly disability benefit, an Abingdon U.S. District Court says that equitable considerations prevent the plan from recouping the amounts previously paid in error. Plaintiff was purportedly overpaid approximately $26,000. The recoupment schedule is ...