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Social Security Disability and Spousal Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Social Security is an intricate area of law.  There are many ways to get benefits, but many do not know how. There are strict requirements that need to be met. Plus, there are situations in which Social Security retirement benefits and disability benefits coincide. For example, if you are receiving disability benefits and your… Read More »

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Understanding Aid & Attendance for Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans are offered many benefits for serving their country, such as tuition aid, housing assistance, medical care and pensions. There are many other benefits that veterans tend to overlook because they have no idea that they even exist. One such benefit is Aid & Attendance. Aid & Attendance is often overlooked, but has been… Read More »

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Man Arrested for Receiving Workers’ Compensation Benefits While Working at Family Business

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Unfortunately, many people take advantage of government benefits. You have likely heard stories of people working while on unemployment. Even those injured in the workplace sometimes go on to work somewhere else while obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. This was the case for a New York man. He claimed he was out of work due… Read More »

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How is Disability Defined by Social Security?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You broke your arm and now cannot even write your name. A car accident has left you paralyzed and unable to move. Cancer has left you fatigued and unable to work an eight-hour day. In any of these situations, would you be considered disabled? It’s possible, but it depends on the situation. In order… Read More »

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Man’s Social Security Disability Benefits Granted, Then Suddenly Ceased

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Those who are disabled rely on government benefits to help them pay for everyday expenses. These people cannot work and earn income, so Social Security Disability benefits are there to help—except when they’re not. A Utah man who was once approved for benefits suddenly saw them disappear. He has tried for many years to… Read More »

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New Virtual Hearings Available for Injured New York Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Getting injured in the workplace is not an ideal situation. A lot of paperwork is involved, and there is no guarantee of workers’ compensation benefits. Sometimes fraud is involved, either on behalf of the employee or employer. In many cases, benefits are denied even when the employee is truly injured. In order for many… Read More »

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Veterans in Debt Over Delayed Benefits from GI Bill

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for Americans to experience delays and denials when it comes to government benefits such as veterans benefits. There are sometimes computer glitches. With so many people applying at the same time, there are often backlogs that last many months. In some cases, government cutbacks are to blame. Veterans have… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Children

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of disability benefits, you may think that they apply only to adults. However, there a couple of ways in which children can also receive disability benefits, even if they themselves are not disabled. There are two main ways for a child to receive benefits: through the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI)… Read More »

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New York Tops the Charts With Highest Workers’ Compensation Costs in the Country

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Workers’ compensation insurance is a necessary expense for New York businesses that have employees. This insurance protects a company and pays for employees who suffer workplace injuries. However, the cost of carrying such insurance is outrageous. In fact, New York tops the charts for having the highest rates in the entire country. For a… Read More »

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Veterans to See Largest COLA in Six Years

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

It’s a frustrating situation: you go to the grocery store and see that the price of milk has gone up once again. You have to delay your road trip because you can’t afford to pay more than $4 a gallon for gas. Health insurance is costing more and more. It takes a lot of… Read More »

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