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Eighth Circuit Upholds LTD Benefits Denial Even Though Claimant Qualified for Social Security Disability (PDF)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, via FindLawLink to more items from this source
[Opinion]
Mar. 12, 2002

12 pages; Coker v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, No. 01-2772 (8th Cir. Feb. 28, 2002). Excerpt: The determination that Coker suffers from a pain-based disability under Social Security regulations does not require MetLife to reach the same conclusion.... [S]ee also Ciulla v. USAble Life ... ("ERISA plans are not bound by Social Security determinations, and this court owes no deference to findings made under the Social Security Act.").

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