Attorney John Hogan

 

 

 

Dave,

As you well know, with regard to the Bert Bell/Pete Rozelle NFL Player disability plan, “NFL”  stands for “No Fair Law”.    While I hope to write a more extensive paper soon on the on-going problems with the Plan, one glaring in problem I have seen a few times lately is where players filed their disability claims “too soon”.  Under the prior CBA, for claims filed prior to September 1, 2011,  for a player who was found to be disabled within 15 years of his last credited season, the Plan had to make a separate determination whether the disability was the result of NFL injuries.  If not, the player was awarded the lowest paying category of benefits.   However, thanks to the last CBA, for disability applications filed after September 1, 2011, players no longer had to show that their disability was NFL related.  If they filed their application within 15 years of their last credited season, and they were found disabled, they received the “Inactive A” category (which is equivalent to the former ‘football degenerative’ category)

 

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Doomsayer Mark Cuban Predicts the NFL Will Fall Apart in 10 Years

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The battle between former players and the NFL over concussions is far from over. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) after getting a concussion on a hard hit.  (credit: Aaron Ontiveroz/Getty Images)

 Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (83) after getting a concussion on a hard hit. (credit: Aaron Ontiveroz/Getty Images)

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