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Obtaining Social Security Disability Benefits for Psoriatic Arthritis

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

There are many medical conditions that qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. You don’t necessarily need to have a terminal illness, like cancer, but you do need to have a chronic one that significantly impacts your ability to work. One example is psoriatic arthritis. Psoriatic arthritis is a type of medical condition that sometimes… Read More »

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Can You Work and Earn Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You may be disabled and seeking Social Security Disability benefits. At the same time, you may feel as though you can work a little and earn some money. Should you? The better question may be: Can you legally do so? You can do both. You can work part-time and make money and receive Social… 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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Poor Outcomes for Those Waiting for Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Millions of Americans try to take advantage of the benefits that are available to them, such as Social Security Disability. This type of income can be a lifeline to those who have no income, but it doesn’t come easy. There are many bureaucratic hurdles to overcome, like any government program, Sadly, though, hundreds of… Read More »

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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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