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Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits for Psoriatic Arthritis

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

There are many medical conditions that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. You don’t necessarily need to have a terminal illness, like cancer, but you do need to have a chronic one that significantly impacts your ability to work. One example is psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of medical condition that sometimes… Read More »

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State Workers’ Compensation Board Removes Strict Standards

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

With more and more people working from home due to COVID-19 restrictions, workers’ compensation laws have changed. Until late 2020, New York had strict standards in place for workers, denying claims that did not occur during working hours and while the employee was actively involved in work duties. That changed on October 22, when… Read More »

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Legislation Expands Benefits for Veteran Family Caregivers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans deserve as many benefits as possible. Many have been through so much and they have made the ultimate sacrifice to serve for our country. The good news is that lawmakers are recognizing their efforts more and more and passing laws that bring about more benefits, especially ones that focus on healthcare. Veterans benefits… Read More »

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Helping Veterans Find Jobs With the Heroes Foundation

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

It’s been hard for many people to find a decent job in this economy. It’s especially difficult for veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life. Fortunately, veterans have benefit programs that can help. One of them is The Daniel and Salvador Montoya Heroes Foundation. Heroes Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans… Read More »

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Can You Work and Earn Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You may be disabled and seeking Social Security Disability benefits. At the same time, you may feel as though you can work a little and earn some money. Should you? The better question may be: Can you legally do so? You can do both. You can work part-time and make money and receive Social… Read More »

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New York Man Receives $9.5 Million Settlement After Workplace Accident

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When an employee is injured in a workplace accident, they may find it difficult to receive workers’ compensation benefits and other money necessary for recovery. It is rare to receive a multi-million-dollar settlement, but as a New York man knows, it can happen. A Buffalo man who was seriously injured in a fall accepted… Read More »

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Former Verizon Employee Lies About Injuries, Steals More Than $19,000

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people are motivated by money. They may lie and steal to obtain it. Many engage in schemes that allow them access to tens of thousands of dollars through government benefits, such as unemployment benefits and workers’ compensation benefits. However, in the end, these people are often caught and arrested. One New York employee… Read More »

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SSA Tries to Bar Older Workers From Receiving SSDI Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many Americans are eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits if they are disabled and unable to work. However, the process to get these benefits is not exactly easy. Many people are denied for various reasons. Others face many months and even years of delays. Unfortunately, the process could get even harder for many… Read More »

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2021 to Expand Veterans Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

2020 was a crazy year, but the good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Veterans will see some expanded benefits in the new year. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently made some changes to laws related to veterans and is putting those amended laws through the process…. Read More »

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Appeals Court Reverses Workers’ Compensation Denial

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing companies to allow employees to work from home, there is some confusion about workers’ compensation. Some employers may be under the impression that because employees are working away from the office, workers’ compensation benefits no longer apply. They would be wrong. When a person is injured while performing their… Read More »

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