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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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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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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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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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SSI Vs. SSDI: What Are The Differences?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have become disabled and unable to work, you may have come across benefits with acronyms such as SSI and SSDI. You may qualify for one but not the other. What do these acronyms mean and what are the main differences? Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is similar to Social Security retirement benefits… Read More »

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