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Thousands Die Waiting For Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The Social Security Disability benefits process can take such a long time, many people wait the rest of their lives—literally. The Social Security Administration recently reported that in 2016 and 2017, 18,701 people died while waiting to receive Social Security Disability benefits. More than 1 million more claimants were still waiting for their benefits… Read More »

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Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws Aid Employers, Punish Employees

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Most Florida employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Therefore, if you suffer injuries in the workplace, you expect that your employer will file a claim and pay for your medical bills and other expenses. This isn’t the case for illegal immigrants, however. Under Florida law, employers have the right to use these… Read More »

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9/11 Government Inspector Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Nearly 3,000 people were killed and more than 6,000 others were injured in the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. But those weren’t the only victims. Many paramedics, firefighters, inspectors and other workers at the site of the World Trade center became sick years later from the hazardous materials. These workers qualified… Read More »

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Disabled Americans Caught In Catch-22

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

As many New Yorkers know, getting government benefits is not an easy task. Whether you are unemployed or disabled, you may not be able to get the money you deserve when you need it the most. It’s frustrating when a person is clearly disabled, but the government claims otherwise. It may take months and… Read More »

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Woman Illegally Collected Veterans’ Benefits For 17 Years

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Most New Yorkers who apply for veterans’ benefits desperately need this money. They may be disabled and unable to work, meaning they have no income. Without some sort of money coming in, the bills can’t be paid, people go without food and they get kicked out of their homes. There are others, however, who… Read More »

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Pharmacy Spending Decreasing In Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Over prescribing drugs is a huge issue in our society. To treat pain, doctors tend to rely on prescription medications instead of other treatments. While sometimes these drugs are the most effective remedy available, they are not a cure for the person’s pain. After a while, the pain is immune to the drugs. The… Read More »

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New York Woman Faces Workers’ Compensation Fraud Charges

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A number of people find it easy to take advantage of government programs, such as workers’ compensation. Some people who are injured on the job like to double dip—they’ll work another job or start their own business while continuing to collect workers’ compensation benefits. They often go to great lengths to hide this side… Read More »

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New York Man Tired Of Waiting For Social Security Disability Benefits Takes Action

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Government programs are known for their delays, and Social Security Disability is no exception. Many  applicants are denied the first time around. They file appeals, but never hear back. They keep getting excuses as to why their claims are not yet approved. One New York man was tired of this song and dance and… Read More »

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Man Faces Criminal Charges For Workers’ Compensation Theft

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A person who is injured in the workplace may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits until their death, depending on the circumstances. However, it’s unheard of for a person to continue to receive benefits after they have passed away. A New York man is facing petit larceny charges for stealing the workers’ compensation… Read More »

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New York Doctors Not Ready To Treat Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans’ benefits allow veterans to receive free medical care from Veterans’ Administration (VA) facilities. Many veterans, not happy with the level of care they receive from the VA, are looking for alternatives. The government in New York is considering sending these veterans to health care providers in their communities. However, most doctors in the… Read More »

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