NFL adopting Social Security guidelines for disability

Updated: June 25, 2007, 1:22 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

In an effort to streamline the often arduous process by which former players collect disability funds, the NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to adopt Social Security Administration standards for determining qualification for such benefits.

Under the new agreement, first reported by the Philadelphia Daily News and confirmed for ESPN.com on Thursday by officials from both parties, any retired player who qualifies for a Social Security disability benefit will automatically ...

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