Unempl.ins.rep. Cch 15,608john E. Beesmer, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Margaret Heckler, Secretary of Health and Human Services,defendant-appellee, 744 F.2d 10 (2d Cir. 1984)

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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit - 744 F.2d 10 (2d Cir. 1984) Argued Sept. 6, 1984. Decided Sept. 11, 1984

John S. Hogg, Hamilton, N.Y., for plaintiff-appellant.

Edward R. Broton, Asst. U.S. Atty., N.D.N.Y., Syracuse, N.Y., (Frederick J. Scullin, Jr., U.S. Atty., Syracuse, N.Y., of counsel), for defendant-appellee.

Before FEINBERG, Chief Judge, and LUMBARD and NEWMAN, Circuit Judges.


This case presents just one issue: whether benefits paid plaintiff-appellant John E. Beesmer under New York State's Volunteer Firemen's Benefit Law are benefits "under a workmen's compensation law or plan of ... a State" within the meaning of the applicable offset provision of the Social Security Act in effect in 1975 when Beesmer became disabled, Pub. L. No. 89-97, Sec. 335, 79 Stat. 286, 406 (1965) (amended 1981). The district court answered this question in the affirmative. The judgment of the district court is affirmed substantially for the reasons stated in the Report-Recommendation of Magistrate Ralph W. Smith, Jr., dated December 12, 1984, and the Order of Judge Neal P. McCurn, dated February 9, 1984.