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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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Workers’ Compensation Win for Firefighter Could Set Precedent

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

State workers’ compensation boards have strict requirements. They will do whatever they can to deny a person’s claim. This can be frustrating to those who have been injured on the job, cannot work and are in dire need of financial compensation so they can pay the bills. Many give up after they are denied,… Read More »

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Getting Older is Easier for Veterans Thanks to Assisted Living Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Getting old is expensive. We tend to develop medical conditions that require costly maintenance and treatment, such as tests, lab work and medications. Some seniors develop memory issues or mobility problems and require 24/7 care. While some are fortunate enough to be cared for by loved ones, most end up in a nursing home… Read More »

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What Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have suffered a debilitating injury, you may be wondering what happens next. What options do you have for income and benefits, particularly if you can no longer work. What if you don’t have disability insurance? How will you get money to pay bills? Social Security Disability benefits are an option for many… Read More »

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Get the Most Money From Social Security Disability

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A disability can affect someone at any age. While injuries and medical issues are more likely to occur as someone gets older, even younger adults in their 20s and 30s can suffer life-changing disabilities. In fact, 25% of adult Americans suffer from some sort of disability. While some people can continue to work and… Read More »

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New York Expands Workers’ Compensation Program to Allow Additional Provider Types

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Workers’ compensation laws can be difficult to understand. Each state has different laws, so what is allowed in some states may be banned in others. For example, in New York, only certain doctors—physicians, psychologists, chiropractors and podiatrists—were once allowed to provide medical care to injured workers. That will change once the new year hits…. Read More »

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