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Can You Apply For Social Security Disability Benefits Multiple Times?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you’re disabled and unable to work, you may be able to file for Social Security Disability benefits. However, getting approved is not an easy process. So what happens if your claim gets denied? Should you file an appeal or is it better to start the process all over with a new claim? It… Read More »

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Do SSDI Benefits Increase If Your Condition Worsens?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You suffered a disability after getting into a car accident and now you cannot work. Your condition is getting worse, to the point where you can barely move. You are currently receiving disability benefits, but if you let the Social Security Administration (SSA) know, will they increase your Social Security Disability benefit amount? The… Read More »

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Will Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits Affect Retirement Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Social Security offers two main sources of benefits: disability and retirement benefits. Each has different requirements. For example, to receive retirement benefits, you must be at least 62 years old and have earned 40 work credits. To receive your full retirement benefits, though, you must be at least 70 years old. When it comes… Read More »

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Can Inflammatory Bowel Disease Qualify For Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of a disability, you may think of mobility issues, brain damage, loss of vision or hearing, and maybe even cancer. You may not think of medical conditions such as ulcerative colitis, but it is a condition that can be disabling for some people. In fact, it’s possible that you could even… Read More »

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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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