Offset Is Based On Amount ‘Payable’ To Claimant, 1st Circuit Panel Says

Mealey's (December 23, 2016, 11:19 AM EST) -- BOSTON — The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Dec. 16 affirmed that a disability administrator is not required to calculate an offset based on the amount of benefits received after taxes are taken from the claimant’s Social Security disability payments, noting that the plan specifically states that the offset is based on the amount “payable” to the claimant (Debra Troiano v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., et al., No. 16-1307, 1st Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 22404)....

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