This excerpt taken from the DTV 10-K filed Mar 1, 2005.
Continued Eligibility; Disability Benefit. A Participant suffering a Disability shall, for benefit purposes under this Plan, continue to be considered to be employed
and shall be eligible for the benefits provided for in Articles 4, 5, 6 or 7 in accordance with the provisions of those Articles. Notwithstanding the above, the Committee shall have the right, in its sole and absolute discretion and for purposes of
this Plan only, to deem the Participant to have Retired, at any time after such Participant is determined to be suffering a Disability, in which case the Participant shall receive a Disability Benefit equal to his or her Account Balance at the time
of the Committees determination, payable in accordance with Article 5. The Disability Benefit shall commence within 90 days of the Committees exercise of such right. Any payment made shall be subject to the Deduction Limitation.
Notwithstanding anything in this Plan to the contrary, a Participants Long-Term Achievement Plan Account and Restricted Stock Unit Account shall be distributed only in Stock.