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Tightened Eligibility Requirements for Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Changes are on the way for recipients of Social Security disability benefits, as well as those who are disabled and considering applying for these benefits. President Donald Trump is looking for ways to lower federal spending, and cutting disability benefits is one of these ways. Currently, more than 8.5 million Americans receive Social Security… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Benefits Cuts for Thousands

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people are unable to work and rely on their Social Security Disability benefits to pay the bills. These monthly payments are a godsend to those who are disabled and need income. However, some changes are coming that may threaten these much-needed benefits. President Donald Trump is making changes to the program. As a… Read More »

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Taking on a Seasonal Job While Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Christmas is upon us, and that means that many people are out shopping for gifts for their loved ones. Some enjoy shopping in brick and mortar stores, while others enjoy the ease and convenience of using their computer to shop online from the comfort of their own home. No matter how you shop, you… Read More »

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Woman Arrested for Social Security Disability Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Fraud is common in many industries. The financial industry is prone to it. Those who are in charge of money can find ways to put it in their own pockets. Many people also concoct schemes to illegally obtain government benefits. Fraud, however, is a serious crime that can incur harsh penalties for those who… Read More »

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What Could Cause Your Social Security Disability Benefits to End?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Probably the hardest part about Social Security disability benefits is actually getting them. To receive them, you have to meet strict eligibility requirements. You have to be, for the most part, unable to work. Many people are denied the first time around because they lack evidence or are missing portions of the claim. Once… Read More »

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Managing Multiple Social Security Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people are confused about Social Security benefits, and for good reason. There are several types of benefits you can receive, and you may be eligible to receive one or more of them. In addition, you may be able to receive benefits from a spouse’s work record, increasing your monthly amount even more. It… Read More »

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What Medical Conditions Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have suffered a debilitating injury, you may be wondering what happens next. What options do you have for income and benefits, particularly if you can no longer work. What if you don’t have disability insurance? How will you get money to pay bills? Social Security Disability benefits are an option for many… Read More »

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Man Forced to Pay Back $134,000 in Social Security Disability Payments

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Social Security Disability payments are a much-needed benefit for those who are disabled to the point where they cannot work and earn income. However, many people try to take advantage of the system and claim benefits even though they are still able to work. Some even continue to work, reaping income from two sources…. Read More »

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Social Security Disability and Spousal Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Social Security is an intricate area of law.  There are many ways to get benefits, but many do not know how. There are strict requirements that need to be met. Plus, there are situations in which Social Security retirement benefits and disability benefits coincide. For example, if you are receiving disability benefits and your… Read More »

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How is Disability Defined by Social Security?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You broke your arm and now cannot even write your name. A car accident has left you paralyzed and unable to move. Cancer has left you fatigued and unable to work an eight-hour day. In any of these situations, would you be considered disabled? It’s possible, but it depends on the situation. In order… Read More »

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