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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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How To Use The Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans are entitled to many benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). What many do not know, however, is that they can get reimbursed for certain travel expenses. Indeed, the VA reimburses eligible veterans for travel to and from VA or VA authorized non-VA health care facilities for the purpose of examination, treatment,… Read More »

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New VA Abortion Rule Causes Controversy

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

One of the most controversial issues in today’s society is the right for women to have abortions. Abortion is often seen as ending a life, which is equivalent to murder. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade this summer, setting off abortion bans and restrictions in various states around the country. Those restrictions created… Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Challenges For Cannabis Industry

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Marijuana legalization is a controversial topic across the nation. Indeed, the states are divided on it, with only 19 states legalizing the drug for recreational use. Another 20 have legalized it for medicinal use only.  In addition, marijuana is not legal at the federal level, so there is confusion as well as numerous challenges… Read More »

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Can Going To College Reduce Your Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When a person is disabled to the point where they are unable to work, they may be able to qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. They must have had enough work credits (work experience) as well as a medical condition that meets Social Security’s definition of “disability.” A disability is defined as… Read More »

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More Than 1 Million Americans Receive Benefits For Depression

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of eligibility to receive Social Security Disability benefits, you may think of people with physical disabilities. However, disabilities can also be mental in nature. A person may be disabled and you might not even know it, as not all disabilities are visible. Approximately 2.4 million people receive benefits for mental health… Read More »

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Why Do Social Security Disability Benefits Get Denied?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have become disabled and expect to be unable to work for an extended period of time, you may be eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits. However, you may be anxious about the application process. It’s all so confusing. How can you get your application approved in a timely manner so you… Read More »

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Changes In Workers’ Comp Program To Benefit Injured Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

It may not be something you think about a lot, but if you work outside of the home, you could be injured while performing your work duties. Heck, you could even be injured if you work from home. So have you ever thought about what would happen if you got injured at work and… Read More »

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Homelessness Among Veterans On The Rise

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Homelessness is a huge problem in New York. The problem is especially on the rise in New York City, where the number of homeless people has reached the highest levels since the 1930s, during the Great Depression. The coronavirus pandemic has led to massive inflation across the country. Many individuals and families are on… Read More »

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SSA Adds 12 New Compassionate Allowances

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is known for its long delays, but it does have a special program to help speed up the process. The Compassionate Allowances program was created in 2008 to help Social Security Disability claimants with terminal illnesses and other serious medical conditions. More than 800,000 Americans have claimed benefits through… Read More »

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