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Contract Workers Fighting for Workers’ Compensation, Other Rights Amidst Pandemic

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Freelancers, rideshare workers, contract workers and others in the gig economy have been fighting for equal rights for a long time. They are not the same as employees, since they work their own schedule and often use their own equipment. They also do not receive benefits such as unemployment insurance, health insurance, retirement pensions,… Read More »

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Do Social Security Disability Recipients Qualify for Stimulus Checks?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

By now, you have likely heard about the stimulus checks for Americans as part of the coronavirus crisis. At the end of March, President Donald Trump approved a $2.2 trillion stimulus package to aid Americans financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This package includes $1,200 checks for taxpayers based on income, plus $500 for… Read More »

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Labor Groups Calling for COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

New York has been hit hard by the coronavirus. Dubbed the epicenter of the outbreak, the state has seen more than 270,000 cases of the disease so far. More than 16,000 people have died. Most of the cases are in heavily populated New York City. New York is a scary place for healthcare staff… Read More »

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VA Services Expanded Online Due to Pandemic

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Americans are having to change their way of life due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses are having to shut down temporarily, while others are shifting to online services. Many government offices are closed right now due to social distancing guidelines, and for the protection of employees. The good news is that veterans services,… Read More »

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What Will Veterans Get in $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

COVID-19 has been ravaging the nation and entire world, for that matter. So far, there have been more than 660,000 confirmed cases and nearly 31,000 deaths—and that number is growing on a  daily basis. This virus is wreaking havoc, forcing businesses and even schools to shut down as we get it under control. Americans… Read More »

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What to Know About Social Security Disability Benefits During This Crisis

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

By now, you’re probably well aware that the entire world is dealing with a pandemic. COVID-19 has pretty much halted life for Americans, with residents forced to stay home to prevent spreading the deadly disease. However, sickness or not, the bills don’t stop coming. We all need money to survive. With many workers getting… Read More »

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Veterans Benefits Protected During Coronavirus Outbreak

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The coronavirus is affecting New Yorkers in various ways. All shows and gatherings in the state have been cancelled. Schools are shut down. Even colleges and universities are shut down, forcing students to take classes remotely. Veterans who are attending in-person classes and are now transitioning to remote classes may be wondering how their… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Benefits Limited for Non-English Speakers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Anyone who has applied for government benefits knows that the process isn’t easy. There is so much paperwork involved and so many requirements to meet. In fact, most people get denied the first time. Some give up and lose everything they have. Others keep trying and may try to appeal. Some eventually win, but… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Possibly Available for Coronavirus Outbreaks

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

For the past month, people all over the world have been on high alert over the coronavirus. The disease, which started in China, has spread to more than 80 countries, including Italy, South Korea, Iran and the United States. Nearly 100,000 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, with more than 3,300 people dying… Read More »

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Military Sexual Trauma Bill Leads to Expanded Benefits for Servicemembers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people join the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or other branch of the military because they are lured by benefits such as paid college, health benefits, pensions and home loan programs, among other things. However, military life is not easy. It’s a rough life protecting the United States from threats of other countries. Veterans… Read More »

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