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Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Surgery: What To Expect

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you get injured while on the job, you are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits pay for medical bills and lost wages. If you end up requiring surgery, you will receive a workers’ compensation settlement. The amount you will receive can vary dramatically, though, depending on the severity of the injury and… Read More »

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Can I Use Social Security Disability Benefits To Buy A House?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You may be interested in buying a home, but you probably think you’re out of luck because you don’t work due to a disability. However, if you receive monthly Social Security Disability benefits, you may qualify for a mortgage. Each lender has different requirements, but if you meet them, it is possible to buy… Read More »

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VA Sued For Racial Discrimination

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

We often hear about discrimination in the workplace. Sometimes people claim it when they are buying a house. You wouldn’t expect the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to engage in such tactics, but a Black man is claiming that the agency has denied him various benefits for many years. He believes it is due… Read More »

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VA Increasing Hiring For PACT Act Claims

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

In August, President Joe Biden signed The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act into law. This act gives the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) the resources it needs to treat approximately 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxic burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Issues For New York Delivery Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people work as delivery drivers and cyclists for companies such as DoorDash and Uber Eats. They like the flexibility that these gigs provide, allowing New Yorkers to work full-time or part-time to supplement their income. However, working for these companies isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Not all of them make workers… Read More »

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Those With Alzheimer’s To Receive Faster SSDI Claim Processing

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have a disability and are unable to work, getting benefits can be quite the challenge. For most people, the process takes many months and even years. However, there is an expedited process available for those who have certain medical conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a condition marked primarily by… Read More »

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What Federal Benefits Can Veterans Qualify For?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Disabled veterans have a lot of benefits available to them, and many are for programs they may not even know about. There are many health programs available as well as benefits for spouses and children. The economy has made it hard to pay bills and everyday expenses. If you’ve been struggling financially, don’t give… Read More »

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Mental Trauma In The Workplace

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of workplace injuries, slips and falls and machinery accidents are probably the first things that come to mind. However, psychological and emotional trauma can also occur at work. Workplace trauma refers to any traumatic event that occurs in a work setting. While those in police work, firefighting, and the medical fields… Read More »

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Effect Of COVID On Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Since 2020, we have been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in all parts of the country, including New York. COVID can be transmitted in a variety of ways and places. Some people rarely went out of their house and still caught the disease. Others caught COVID while at school or in the workplace. Those… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Recipients To Receive 8.7% Increase

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You’re paying more at the pump. Prices have gone up at the grocery store. You can’t eat out anymore because restaurants are charging more. Everywhere you go, it’s outrageous. Your dollar doesn’t go that far anymore. The good news is that if you’re a Social Security Disability recipient, you’ll see a nice increase in… Read More »

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