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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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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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Applications For Social Security Disability Benefits Have Reached New Lows

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you’ve been looking for a job recently, you’ve noticed that the economy is getting better. Jobs are becoming more plentiful. Everywhere you go, companies are hiring. This has helped people get off government benefits. Not only are fewer people on unemployment, but fewer people are receiving disability benefits as well. Instead of the… Read More »

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Battling Cancer? See How To Get Your Social Security Disability Claim Expedited

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Nobody wants to hear that they are battling cancer. While some types of cancer can be treated, sometimes cancer is so aggressive that it quickly leads to death. Some people have weeks to live, while others may have a few months, or maybe even a year or two. During this time, you may be… Read More »

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Thousands Die Waiting For Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The Social Security Disability benefits process can take such a long time, many people wait the rest of their lives—literally. The Social Security Administration recently reported that in 2016 and 2017, 18,701 people died while waiting to receive Social Security Disability benefits. More than 1 million more claimants were still waiting for their benefits… Read More »

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Disabled Americans Caught In Catch-22

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

As many New Yorkers know, getting government benefits is not an easy task. Whether you are unemployed or disabled, you may not be able to get the money you deserve when you need it the most. It’s frustrating when a person is clearly disabled, but the government claims otherwise. It may take months and… Read More »

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