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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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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 York Man Tired Of Waiting For Social Security Disability Benefits Takes Action

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Government programs are known for their delays, and Social Security Disability is no exception. Many  applicants are denied the first time around. They file appeals, but never hear back. They keep getting excuses as to why their claims are not yet approved. One New York man was tired of this song and dance and… Read More »

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Ins And Outs Of Social Security Disability

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Social Security Disability is one of the most misunderstood non-retirement benefits. Contrary to popular belief, it is not a retirement program. It is a program available to those who have become disabled and meet certain eligibility requirements. In 2016, 61 million people in the United States received Social Security benefits. Fourteen percent were disabled… Read More »

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Veterans Asked To Return Benefit Overpayments

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

What can be worse than waiting months to receive veterans’ benefits? Waiting months, receiving a large amount of benefits and then being ordered to return the money. This may seem cruel, but this is what has happened to many veterans. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently ordered thousands of veterans to return… Read More »

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Veterans’ Benefits Made Available For Those Discharged Based On Sexual Preference

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Nowadays, many people do not judge themselves by the gender they were assigned at birth. Those who are born female can become a male through transition surgery, and vice versa. In addition, some people are attracted to the same sex or both sexes, so we no longer live in a society where women marry… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Claim Backlog Tops 1 Million

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you become unable to work and perform daily activities due to a disability, you may think that Social Security Disability benefits will help you out financially. While these benefits have helped many people, thousands of people have waited so long for them that they have ended up dying before getting approved. It was… Read More »

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Continuing Your Eligibility For Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

So you finally received your Social Security Disability benefits. The hard part is over—or so you think. Continuing eligibility on a month-by-month basis may be a challenging task, especially if the Social Security Administration (SSA) thinks your condition has improved but you still cannot work. You will receive benefits as long as you are… Read More »

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