Veterans receiving benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are often also enrolled in private, long-term disability benefit (“LTD”) plans offered through their civilian employers. Instead of allowing veterans to receive the full benefits from both the private LTD plan and the VA, some LTD plans attempt to deduct or “offset” the amount of LTD payments by claiming that the VA benefits should reduce the amount paid under the LTD plan.
Block & Leviton’s Veterans and Servicemembers Rights and Benefits Practice Group has litigated cases concerning employers’ and insurers’ practices of offsetting veterans benefits under the Uniform Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA”) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). The following is a sample of such veterans benefit offset cases:
- Liberty Life Veterans Benefit Offset Litigation
- Sun Life Veterans Benefit Offset Litigation
If you have concerns about your rights and benefits as a veteran or servicemember, please contact one of the following persons for more information:
Joseph Barton, Esq.
Ming Siegel, Paralegal
Block & Leviton LLP
1735 20th Street NW
Washington DC 20009