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2021 to Expand Veterans Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

2020 was a crazy year, but the good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Veterans will see some expanded benefits in the new year. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently made some changes to laws related to veterans and is putting those amended laws through the process…. Read More »

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Appeals Court Reverses Workers’ Compensation Denial

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

With the coronavirus pandemic forcing companies to allow employees to work from home, there is some confusion about workers’ compensation. Some employers may be under the impression that because employees are working away from the office, workers’ compensation benefits no longer apply. They would be wrong. When a person is injured while performing their… Read More »

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Veterans Benefits: Reduce Fees, Identity Theft With Direct Deposit

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Getting veterans benefits can be tricky. The process can be long and arduous, especially if you are doing it on your own. Once you get approved, you want to ensure your money arrives safely. While many veterans opt for payment options such as checks and debit cards, these payment methods are not the safest…. Read More »

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Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security Disability Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

A lot of fraud goes on in the government. The government offers Social Security disability benefits, unemployment benefits, welfare benefits and much more. Many people try to take advantage of these benefits by engaging in fraud. Fraud is illegal and can result in prison time, among other penalties. An Arkansas woman was arrested for… Read More »

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Getting Social Security Disability Benefits During the Pandemic

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Getting approved for government benefits such as Social Security Disability benefits is never an easy process. It’s mostly a waiting game, which can be frustrating after a while. Seems like Americans have to wait for everything. Shoppers wait in line to pay for items at the store or fill up their cars with gas…. Read More »

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Veterans Will Likely See COLA Increase Later This Year

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

2020 has been a crazy year for all Americans, but there is hopefully light at the end of the tunnel. Finances will hopefully turn around and lead to better jobs for those who have been laid off during the coronavirus pandemic. Even veterans are expected to see a much-needed increase to their monthly checks…. Read More »

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Man Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits After Working Other Positions, Refusing Treatment

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

After any type of accident, it’s important to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. This is especially true in cases of workplace accidents, since an injured employee wants to heal up as quickly as possible so they can return to work. Also, when a person claims to be injured in a workplace accident… Read More »

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Too Sick to Work? Consider SSDI Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people are unaware of the many benefits of Social Security. Some think it’s only there for retirement purposes. Nothing could be further from the truth. Social Security provides benefits to the old and young. Even children can receive benefits if they are eligible. Those who are disabled can receive Social Security Disability Insurance… Read More »

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Artificial Intelligence, Robots Help Streamline Veterans Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides money and other benefits to veterans and their families. The agency, however, receives so many applications and pieces of mail. In fact, it receives 25,000 or so letters on a daily basis. You can imagine how long it would take to sort and open all these letters by… Read More »

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How to Avoid Workers’ Compensation Claims With Remote Workers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The workplace has seen many changes this year. With COVID-19 claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans, companies are having to adapt to a remote workforce. It’s no longer deemed safe for employees to come to work, so they are completing their tasks from home. The remote workforce has tripled this year…. Read More »

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