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Dependents’ Eligibility For Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a type of benefit for those who are disabled. It is available for those who have worked and paid Social Security taxes on income they have earned through work. The age limit is 62 years old, since those who are 62 or older can receive regular Social Security… Read More »

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NY Contractor Accused For Workers’ Compensation Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When it comes to insurance, there’s a lot of fraud in the industry. Many employers don’t understand the importance of workers’ compensation insurance. They may engage in fraud by providing false details about their companies in order to obtain cheaper premiums. This is what a New York construction company did. The owner was recently… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Benefits For Children

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Caring for a child with disabilities can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. The good news is that the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children. SSI provides monthly payments to help caregivers provide basic needs for disabled children. These payments are available to those who have limited income and… Read More »

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New York Man Used Fake COVID Tests To Claim Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Workers’ compensation benefits are reserved for those who get sick or injured while on the job. However, some people are trying to take advantage of this situation in the age of COVID by pretending to be sick with the potentially fatal virus. That way, they can receive benefits. A New York man did this… Read More »

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Man Gets Veterans Benefits Using Twin Brother’s Stolen Identity

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Stealing identities is often done for one main reason: money. Acting as another person can help a person get certain benefits, including veterans benefits. This was what a Florida man did. He used the personal information of his twin brother to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. In late January, the… Read More »

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Veterans Benefits For Burn Pit Victims

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans have the legal right to receive benefits for injuries and health conditions caused by their time in service. While those with amputations and other visible injuries may be quick to get veterans benefits, those with invisible injuries—such as asthma and lung problems—are often overlooked. Victims of burn pit smoke are finally getting the… Read More »

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VA Hiring Thousands More Claims Processors

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When it comes to claims for veterans benefits, there is always a backlog. It’s hard to hire and train employees to help reduce this influx of claims and keep the process moving smoothly. That will hopefully change soon, as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is planning to hire more claims processors. Leaders are… Read More »

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Marijuana A Likely Treatment In Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The use of marijuana has increased dramatically in recent years as many states have legalized its use, despite it being illegal at the federal level. Earlier this year, New York legalized cannabis, allowing those age 21 and older to have up to 3 ounces of the drug in their possession. However, marijuana’s use as… Read More »

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When You Disagree With The SSA And Want To Appeal

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You’ve been waiting so long to get your Social Security Disability claim approved and you find out your claim has been denied. You’re disappointed, as you have already waited many months to get a decision. So what happens next? If you wish to pursue the case further, you should file an appeal. An appeal… Read More »

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Chemical Exposure In The Workplace

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of workplace accidents, you may think of slips and falls, electrocutions, and machinery accidents. However, there is another deadly danger lurking in workplaces in New York and across the country: chemical exposure. An estimated 13 million workers in the United States are exposed to chemicals while performing their job duties. These… Read More »

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