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Veterans to See Largest COLA in Six Years

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

It’s a frustrating situation: you go to the grocery store and see that the price of milk has gone up once again. You have to delay your road trip because you can’t afford to pay more than $4 a gallon for gas. Health insurance is costing more and more. It takes a lot of… 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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Need Help With Veterans’ Benefits? There’s An App For That

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Technology is quickly advancing. It’s easier than ever to get the information you seek by searching online. It seems like every product and service has an app or website you can use to get help. Veterans’ benefits are no exception. If you’ve been struggling to get the benefits you need due to retirement or… Read More »

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Sharing The Health Benefits Of Marijuana With Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans have to deal with strange things they saw while at war. Whether they fought in Afghanistan, Japan, Korea or some other place, they often have flashbacks of the violence and brutality they experienced. Some tend to have a constant rush of adrenaline and feel hypervigilant at all times. Others suffer from post-traumatic stress… Read More »

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Are You A Veteran? Don’t Miss Out On Your Healthcare Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Military members put themselves in danger every day. They risk their lives fighting for American freedom. While veterans are supposedly entitled to a wide variety of benefits, many have trouble getting the assistance they need. Others are unaware of their veterans benefits, and as a result, they miss out on the many advantages of… Read More »

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Understanding Death Benefits For Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

While we’re alive, we tend to focus on what we need now to survive. Will you be able to pay the mortgage? Is there enough money for food and other necessities? While these are valid concerns, it’s also important to think about the future.  What happens when you die? Will your loved ones be… Read More »

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Woman Illegally Collected Veterans’ Benefits For 17 Years

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Most New Yorkers who apply for veterans’ benefits desperately need this money. They may be disabled and unable to work, meaning they have no income. Without some sort of money coming in, the bills can’t be paid, people go without food and they get kicked out of their homes. There are others, however, who… Read More »

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New York Doctors Not Ready To Treat Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans’ benefits allow veterans to receive free medical care from Veterans’ Administration (VA) facilities. Many veterans, not happy with the level of care they receive from the VA, are looking for alternatives. The government in New York is considering sending these veterans to health care providers in their communities. However, most doctors in the… 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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VA Retirees And Disability Recipients To See Biggest Raise In Six Years

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Disabled and retired veterans will see a change in their benefits paychecks soon. But they shouldn’t worry—this is a positive change. Vets will be getting a cost of living increase in their checks starting in January 2018. The 2 percent raise in pay will be the largest since 2012. There was no increase in… Read More »

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