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Legislation Expands Benefits for Veteran Family Caregivers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans deserve as many benefits as possible. Many have been through so much and they have made the ultimate sacrifice to serve for our country. The good news is that lawmakers are recognizing their efforts more and more and passing laws that bring about more benefits, especially ones that focus on healthcare. Veterans benefits… Read More »

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2021 to Expand Veterans Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

2020 was a crazy year, but the good news is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Veterans will see some expanded benefits in the new year. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently made some changes to laws related to veterans and is putting those amended laws through the process…. Read More »

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Veterans Will Likely See COLA Increase Later This Year

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

2020 has been a crazy year for all Americans, but there is hopefully light at the end of the tunnel. Finances will hopefully turn around and lead to better jobs for those who have been laid off during the coronavirus pandemic. Even veterans are expected to see a much-needed increase to their monthly checks…. Read More »

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Access to Home for Heroes for Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

While veterans benefits are typically federal in nature, each state does have special benefits in place limited to residents only. While that may seem great, the problem is that these benefits are not always widely known. Because they are not publicized, they don’t get used often. Don’t let this happen to you. If you… Read More »

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Veterans to Possibly See Cost-of-Living Increase in 2021

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

2020 has been a rough year for many Americans so far, and we’re only just about halfway through it. For veterans, though, there is a glimmer of hope as the House passes a cost-of-living increase for recipients of veterans benefits. On May 28, House lawmakers passed legislation approving a benefits increase. However, their job… Read More »

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Benefits Available for Gay Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

In the past, being anything but a straight male or female would have gotten you discharged from the military. That’s why the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was enforced decades ago. Servicemen and women tried hard to not disclose their sexual orientation. They kept quiet and stayed “in the closet” during their time of… Read More »

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VA Services Expanded Online Due to Pandemic

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Americans are having to change their way of life due to the coronavirus pandemic. Many businesses are having to shut down temporarily, while others are shifting to online services. Many government offices are closed right now due to social distancing guidelines, and for the protection of employees. The good news is that veterans services,… Read More »

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Veterans Benefits Protected During Coronavirus Outbreak

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The coronavirus is affecting New Yorkers in various ways. All shows and gatherings in the state have been cancelled. Schools are shut down. Even colleges and universities are shut down, forcing students to take classes remotely. Veterans who are attending in-person classes and are now transitioning to remote classes may be wondering how their… Read More »

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Military Sexual Trauma Bill Leads to Expanded Benefits for Servicemembers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many people join the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or other branch of the military because they are lured by benefits such as paid college, health benefits, pensions and home loan programs, among other things. However, military life is not easy. It’s a rough life protecting the United States from threats of other countries. Veterans… Read More »

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Veterans to Receive Benefits for Conditions Relating to Agent Orange

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Hundreds of thousands of veterans have fought in wars to defend America’s freedom, only to be denied the benefits they were promised. In particular, many suffered serious medical conditions due to a chemical called Agent Orange while fighting in the Vietnam War. Used to eradicate vegetation, Agent Orange has caused many veterans to suffer… Read More »

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