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Health Issue Forcing Early Retirement? Consider Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

While most Americans are eligible to start receiving Social Security checks at age 62, they can maximize their payments by working until age 70. Because of this, many people delay retirement. But sometimes things don’t go as planned. Some people are forced to stop working earlier than they expected due to a health issue…. Read More »

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Social Security Disability as Income Protection

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Millions of Americans have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The past few months have shown that losing a steady paycheck for a month or longer can have serious effects. Most people live paycheck to paycheck and have no savings to help them. The same thing can happen when a person becomes… Read More »

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How to Apply for Social Security Disability Benefits During a Pandemic

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When a person becomes disabled and can no longer work and earn an income, they may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. These benefits are available to you and your immediate family if you meet the criteria. You must have earned sufficient credits by working for a sufficient period of time. You must have… Read More »

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Why Are Social Security Disability Claims Denied?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Nobody plans on being disabled, but things happen. People get injured at work. Some are involved in serious car accidents. A person may suffer a fall at home, breaking their arm or injuring their back or neck. Accidents happen, and while many people heal from their injuries, some sustain long-term or even permanent injuries…. Read More »

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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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