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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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Man’s Social Security Disability Benefits Granted, Then Suddenly Ceased

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Those who are disabled rely on government benefits to help them pay for everyday expenses. These people cannot work and earn income, so Social Security Disability benefits are there to help—except when they’re not. A Utah man who was once approved for benefits suddenly saw them disappear. He has tried for many years to… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Benefits for Children

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of disability benefits, you may think that they apply only to adults. However, there a couple of ways in which children can also receive disability benefits, even if they themselves are not disabled. There are two main ways for a child to receive benefits: through the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI)… Read More »

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What is Social Security Disability? Find Out What You Need to Know

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of Social Security, you may think of old age and retirement. What you may not know is that Social Security offers a wide range of benefits, including monthly payments to those who are disabled. If you have been seriously injured and cannot work, you may be entitled to receive Social Security… Read More »

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New Bill to Add Cost of Living Increases to VA Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans are entitled to receive a wide range of benefits. However, those on disability often find they are treated unfairly because they do not receive cost of living increases, unlike other types of government benefits. That may change in the near future. One lawmaker—Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut—wants to make benefits fairer for veterans… Read More »

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Injured New York Woman Collects $26,000 in Benefits While Working as a Realtor

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you are injured in the workplace, your company typically files a workers’ compensation claim so you can receive benefits while you are unable to work. While you are receiving these benefits, you cannot be working—at the same company or anywhere else. If you work and earn money while receiving workers’ compensation benefits, you… Read More »

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Social Security Disability and Retirement

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you are older and nearing retirement age, you may wonder how Social Security disability benefits and retirement benefits are related. If you go on disability, will you still receive a retirement benefit? If so, do you have to take it right when you reach the full retirement age, or can you delay your… Read More »

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Five Conditions Added to Social Security Disability Compassionate Allowances Program

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have ever applied for Social Security Disability benefits, you know that the wait time can be very lengthy. Some people wait many months or even years to get approved for benefits. However, if you have been diagnosed with a certain disease, the process may be expedited. Social Security Disability offers a Compassionate… Read More »

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What Is Social Security Disability? Find Out What You Need To Know

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you think of Social Security, you may think of old age and retirement. What you may not know is that Social Security offers a wide range of benefits, including monthly payments to those who are disabled. If you have been seriously injured and cannot work, you may be entitled to receive Social Security… Read More »

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