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Veterans: Be Aware Of Financial Scams

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Getting veterans’ benefits is so difficult that some veterans will do what it takes to make sure they get them—even if it means falling for scams. Unfortunately, many people think they can take advantage of senior citizens. These investment professionals pose as veterans advocates and visit nursing homes and community centers throughout the nation… Read More »

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Continuing Your Eligibility For Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

So you finally received your Social Security Disability benefits. The hard part is over—or so you think. Continuing eligibility on a month-by-month basis may be a challenging task, especially if the Social Security Administration (SSA) thinks your condition has improved but you still cannot work. You will receive benefits as long as you are… Read More »

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Is My Employer Required To Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you are injured at work, you may assume that your injuries will be covered under workers’ compensation. While many injured workers do receive workers’ compensation benefits, not all employers have to have insurance. Each state is different, and there are some exceptions in New York. If an employer is required to have workers’… Read More »

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What Veterans Should Know About The “Forever GI” Bill

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

In the past, student veterans had only 15 years to take advantage of their educational benefits through the GI Bill. Thanks to an expanded version of this bill—called the Forever GI Bill—veterans can take as long as they want to complete their educational endeavors. Specifically, the bill—which President Donald Trump signed in early August… Read More »

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Appealing A Social Security Disability? Be Prepared To Wait

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you are disabled and qualify for Social Security Disability, it may take a while for you to start receiving payments. This is especially true if your claim has been denied and you are filing an appeal. While it takes just under an hour to submit an appeal online, scheduling a hearing can take… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Fraud: Learn From The Mistakes Of Others

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Most people who apply for workers’ compensation benefits were injured on the job and truly need the money to pay for medical bills, lost wages and other damages. However, there are some people who try to take advantage of the system and claim they were injured so they can go on vacation, open a… Read More »

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Help For Veterans Available Through Aid And Attendance Pension

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Unfortunately, many veterans fail to get the benefits they deserve because they simply don’t know what they are entitled to receive. Their health is at risk because they can’t afford to pay for certain medical bills, only to find out these bills are covered by various VA benefits. One commonly overlooked benefit is the… Read More »

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Social Security Disability: Separating The Myths From Reality

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you suffer from a disability so severe that you cannot work, you may be aware that help is available in the form of Social Security Disability benefits. However, you may not have applied for benefits. What’s the use, you might think. You’ve heard so many stories from friends and family members who have… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Premiums to Decrease for New York Businesses

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Owning a business is a dream come true for many New Yorkers. While being your own boss offers some degree of freedom as well as many other benefits, there are also exorbitant costs. There are taxes, payroll and other costs, but one of the priciest expenses is insurance. Those with employees must protect them… Read More »

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Marijuana For Veterans and Workers With PTSD

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Currently, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is not included as a condition that medical marijuana can heal in the state of New York. This means that veterans, workers, and others who are suffering from PTSD cannot receive a prescription from their medical care provider to use cannabis as treatment. However, this may all change soon,… Read More »

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