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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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Can You Volunteer While Collecting Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you’re disabled and cannot work, staying at home can be boring. But if you receive Social Security Disability benefits, you may be concerned about being outside the home. The good news is that if you’re bored and looking for something to do, volunteering is an option. When you were at work, you had… Read More »

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Look For Large Veterans Benefits Increase In 2022

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans have done a lot to protect their country. The government is now rewarding them with the largest cost of living increase in decades. In 2022, the increase will be set at 5.9%, which is the largest annual increase since 1983 – almost 40 years. This results in an extra $59 for every $1,000… Read More »

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SSA Office Closures Mean Fewer Approved Claims

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The coronavirus pandemic has created a terrible effect for those who are disabled. The Social Security Administration has closed 1,200 field offices in response to the pandemic, making it even more difficult for those suffering from disabilities to get their Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) claims approved. The offices have been closed for almost… Read More »

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Veterans To Receive GI Bill Benefits Until Next Summer

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

One of the most popular benefits veterans receive is the GI Bill, which pays for college—or it’s supposed to, anyway. There has been concern over these veterans benefits, with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) not giving veterans full protections. The coronavirus pandemic has forced veterans to take remote classes. This affects how GI… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits For Winter Accidents

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Winter is upon us and for many workers, it means slips and falls and possibly even hypothermia. These dangers can lead to broken bones, medical issues, and even death. You may not think winter workplace accidents are common—after all, they’re not commonly talked about—but they are, especially in New York. In 2017, ice and… Read More »

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Female Workers With Female Doctors Fare Better In Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When it comes to getting approved for workers’ compensation benefits, should gender be an issue? Apparently it is, according to a study conducted by economic researchers. The gender of an injured employee’s doctor can be instrumental in getting them approved for benefits, particularly if the victim is female. The study focused on dispute resolution… Read More »

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Dispelling Common Myths About SSDI Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When it comes to government benefits, a lot of people are misinformed about their purposes. They may think they don’t qualify or that they don’t serve these benefits. They don’t want to feel the shame of accepting a “handout,” no matter how disabled they may be. That’s why it’s important to dispel the most… Read More »

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