Most long-term disability benefit policies provide that the insurance carrier may recover overpayments made to the claimant for disability benefits. Overpayments occur most frequently when the claimant receives SSDI back benefits that cover the time period during which the LTD carrier paid long-term disability benefits in full rather than reducing for the SSDI amount. As a result, the LTD carrier may seek to recover an offset for the amount of SSDI benefits.
For the first time since 1975, Social Security beneficiaries will not receive a cost of living increase this year, and potentially next year. This will be a shock for most social security recipients as most of them have never faced this dilemma.