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NFL Player Disability & Survivor Benefit Plan Class Action Lawsuit

The National Football League (NFL) systematically denied disabled retired players benefits they are entitled to under the NFL Player Disability & Survivor Benefit Plan and the Neurocognitive Benefit Plan (the Plan). Former NFL players who were arbitrarily denied disability benefits under the Plan for injuries they developed through their NFL career may be eligible for compensation.

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February 9, 2023
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