Crocetto v. Lynn Development Corp

In Crocetto v. Lynn Development Corp., 223 Conn. 376, 612 A.2d 1212 (1992), the issue was whether a subsistence allowance provided to a plaintiff who had exhausted his disability benefits and subsequently had his health insurance coverage terminated, constituted "workers' compensation payments" within the meaning of 31-284b. The Supreme Court determined that the subsistence payments did not qualify as workers' compensation payments under 31-284b. Id., 381. As such, they could not be used to support an award of 31-284b benefits. The court in Crocetto viewed the case in the light of a need for the plaintiff to be receiving payments required by statute or regulation to trigger 31-284b coverage. Id., 382.