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Man Pleads Guilty To $1 Million In Veterans Benefits Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans benefits are for those who have served our country. Many veterans are able to receive disability benefits when they suffer debilitating service-related injuries while on duty. However, sometimes servicemembers lie about their injuries in order to receive benefits. This was what a North Carolina man did. The 57-year-old veteran defrauded the Department of… Read More »

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Do SSDI Benefits Increase If Your Condition Worsens?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You suffered a disability after getting into a car accident and now you cannot work. Your condition is getting worse, to the point where you can barely move. You are currently receiving disability benefits, but if you let the Social Security Administration (SSA) know, will they increase your Social Security Disability benefit amount? The… Read More »

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Common Myths About Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When a person is injured in the workplace, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. However, not all employees file a claim for some reason. They may not understand the process or may not think they qualify for benefits. There are a lot of misconceptions about workers’ compensation benefits. If you’ve been injured… Read More »

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VA Working On Expanded Benefits For Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been working tirelessly to expand benefits for veterans. The department has been focusing on efficiency to ensure that veterans have full access to the benefits they are entitled to receive. However, there have been some technological hiccups along the way. The VA has been focused on expanding… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation For Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people who work with computers perform the same tasks repeatedly. So do some factory and manufacturing workers, as well as other employees. These repetitive motions can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful condition caused by the compression of the median nerve, which travels down the arm. Besides pain,… Read More »

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Will Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits Affect Retirement Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Social Security offers two main sources of benefits: disability and retirement benefits. Each has different requirements. For example, to receive retirement benefits, you must be at least 62 years old and have earned 40 work credits. To receive your full retirement benefits, though, you must be at least 70 years old. When it comes… Read More »

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Military Families Using Veterans Benefits To Buy Homes

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The housing market has been exploding lately. It is definitely a seller’s market, with houses getting multiple offers on their first day on the market and sometimes selling for tens of thousands of dollars above the asking price. For those of us who aren’t millionaires, buying a home can be next to impossible right… Read More »

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New York Appeals Court Allows 9/11 Workers’ Compensation Claim To Proceed

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people were affected by the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York. Just under 3,000 people were killed in the attacks, with many others suffering from toxic exposure caused by being in the area. In fact, nearly 10,000 first responders from 9/11 now have cancer. A New York state trooper filed a workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Can Inflammatory Bowel Disease Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of a disability, you may think of mobility issues, brain damage, loss of vision or hearing, and maybe even cancer. You may not think of medical conditions such as ulcerative colitis, but it is a condition that can be disabling for some people. In fact, it’s possible that you could even… Read More »

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How Veterans Can Start Their Own Business

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans account for approximately 10% of businesses in the United States, so it’s obvious that former servicemembers have made an impact on this country’s entrepreneurship. However, starting a business is easier said than done. If you’re a veteran, the road to business ownership can be long and hard. It can be exciting but also… Read More »

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