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Study Shows Injured Workers in New York Receiving Benefits Faster

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have been injured in a workplace injury in New York, a study shows that there has been some positive trends when it comes to workers’ compensation benefits. The standout statistic is that most workers are receiving their first claim payment within three weeks of their injury. The Workers’ Compensation Research Institute recently… Read More »

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Be Wary of Veterans Benefits Scams

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many men and women have fought for our country. Once they leave the military, they face another fight—earning enough money to survive. Desperate times call for desperate measures, which leads some veterans to trade benefits they will receive at some point in the future and receive compensation for them now. These schemes, which are… Read More »

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Taking on a Seasonal Job While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Christmas is upon us, and that means that many people are out shopping for gifts for their loved ones. Some enjoy shopping in brick and mortar stores, while others enjoy the ease and convenience of using their computer to shop online from the comfort of their own home. No matter how you shop, you… Read More »

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Woman Arrested for Social Security Disability Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Fraud is common in many industries. The financial industry is prone to it. Those who are in charge of money can find ways to put it in their own pockets. Many people also concoct schemes to illegally obtain government benefits. Fraud, however, is a serious crime that can incur harsh penalties for those who… Read More »

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Many National Guardsmen Denied Veterans Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

During President Donald Trump’s presidency, National Guard troops have been employed for various purposes, such as increased security on the U.S.-Mexico border or helping with natural disasters, such as wildfires and tornadoes. These troops provide a great deal of assistance in times of need when extra agents cannot be hired quickly. Unfortunately, though, performing… Read More »

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New York Labor Groups Pushing Workers’ Compensation, Other Benefits for Rideshare Drivers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

California is progressive with many of its laws, and other states are taking notice. California recently passed AB 5, a law that makes changes to the way a worker is determined an employee or an independent contractor. Under the bill, employers will be required to extend certain rights, benefits and protections to independent contractors…. Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied for Worker Claiming Occupational Disease

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A person who is injured on the job may be able to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits help with wage replacement for those who miss work due to a workplace injury. While some injuries are easy to prove—such as those caused by a machinery accident or slip and fall accident—those that develop over… Read More »

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What Could Cause Your Social Security Disability Benefits to End?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Probably the hardest part about Social Security disability benefits is actually getting them. To receive them, you have to meet strict eligibility requirements. You have to be, for the most part, unable to work. Many people are denied the first time around because they lack evidence or are missing portions of the claim. Once… Read More »

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Managing Multiple Social Security Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people are confused about Social Security benefits, and for good reason. There are several types of benefits you can receive, and you may be eligible to receive one or more of them. In addition, you may be able to receive benefits from a spouse’s work record, increasing your monthly amount even more. It… Read More »

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Delays For Veterans Looking to Receive “Blue Water” Vietnam Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

People are often lured into the Army, military and Navy by the many benefits touted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Education benefits, housing benefits and various medical benefits are just some of them. Unfortunately, however, veterans do not always get the benefits they deserve. Their benefits are often delayed for years and… Read More »

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