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Help Available For Homeless Disabled Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

It seems like homelessness is becoming more and more of a problem in many parts of the country. Even many veterans are without permanent shelter. This is a sad situation, but fortunately relief may come soon. Multiple lawmakers recently introduced the Housing Unhoused Disabled Veterans Act (HUDVA). The goal of the bill is to… Read More »

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Do You Need Workers’ Compensation For Contractors?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

There are two main types of workers: employees and contractors. Employees work directly for the company. The business provides them with equipment and they work a set schedule. Employees have taxes deducted from their paychecks. Contractors, on the other hand, work on a freelance or contract basis. They provide their own equipment and work… Read More »

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Why Would My SSDI Benefits Stop?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

So you finally got your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits after months of waiting. You had the benefits for a couple years and then they suddenly stopped, without notice or reason. Now you are scratching your head wondering why. There are two main reasons why your disability benefits could end: earning too much… Read More »

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Changes To Co-Pay Requirements For Veterans Seeking Mental Health Care

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Mental health is something that many veterans struggle with. After serving their country, they must often deal with the effects of war, which can lead to anxiety, depression, and even post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It can be hard for veterans to get the mental health care they need due to barriers such as… Read More »

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SSDI Woes As 30,000 Die Waiting For Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Those who have disabilities or life-threatening diseases may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). These benefits help replace income for those who are physically and mentally unable to work. But the hard part is actually waiting for the benefits to arrive. Getting approved for SSDI is not an easy task…. Read More »

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Understanding The Benefits Review For VA Disability

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you file for veterans disability benefits and get approved, you may breathe a sigh of relief. You may think you don’t have to go through all that again. That is not necessarily true. Within five years of your benefits approval, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may re-examine your disability rating.  If you… Read More »

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FAQs About SSDI

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Those who are disabled and have a work history may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). Generally speaking, SSDI benefits are available to those who have a long-term disability that is expected to last 12 months or longer or result in death. This may seem simple enough, but it’s really… Read More »

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What Are The Tax Implications Of Veterans Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

With tax season here, you may wonder about the tax implications of certain benefits you receive, such as veterans disability benefits. As a veteran, it’s important that you understand how taxes work and whether or not you have to pay taxes on your benefit amount. Otherwise, you could receive a tax bill from the… Read More »

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Seamstress Receives Workers’ Compensation For COVID-Related Injuries

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

COVID became rampant in 2020, to the point where schools and many businesses closed down. Four years later, Americans are still getting COVID. Many people are getting it from co-workers. When this happens, what are their options? Can they receive workers’ compensation benefits? A recent decision in such a case says yes. A seamstress… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits Increase For 2024

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Nobody wants to get injured at work. A workplace injury can be serious in nature and cause a person to miss a lot of work. This means they won’t be earning any money, yet their medical bills will be piling up. Under New York’s workers’ compensation law, a person who is injured in a… Read More »

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