Claimant Is Entitled To Benefits For Own Occupation, 9th Circuit Panel Says
Mealey's (December 3, 2015, 2:49 PM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A disability claimant is entitled to the remaining six months of long-term disability (LTD) benefits under a plan’s “own occupation” period because the disability insurer’s termination of benefits was based on inconsistent evidence, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Nov. 10 (Allen Rude v. Intel Corporation Long Term Disability Benefit Plan, et al., No. 13-15834, 9th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 19607).