High Court Lets Stand 9th Circuit Ruling On ERISA Disability Benefit Offset

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Supreme Court on April 22 denied review of a Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that the administrator of a plan governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act did not abuse its discretion by interpreting the plan's provision that disability benefits would be reduced by pension benefits "received" to include amounts rolled over into an individual retirement account (IRA) (David Day v. SBC [AT&T] Disability Income Plan, No. 12-1144, U.S. Sup.).

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