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Delays For Veterans Looking to Receive “Blue Water” Vietnam Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

People are often lured into the Army, military and Navy by the many benefits touted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Education benefits, housing benefits and various medical benefits are just some of them. Unfortunately, however, veterans do not always get the benefits they deserve. Their benefits are often delayed for years and… Read More »

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Getting Older is Easier for Veterans Thanks to Assisted Living Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Getting old is expensive. We tend to develop medical conditions that require costly maintenance and treatment, such as tests, lab work and medications. Some seniors develop memory issues or mobility problems and require 24/7 care. While some are fortunate enough to be cared for by loved ones, most end up in a nursing home… Read More »

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Bills Passed Aim to Prevent Suicide in Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans pay the ultimate price for freedom. They risk their lives for Americans. Some die during war. Others survive, but live every day in physical or emotional pain. They may suffer a permanent disability due to their military service. Some have PTSD or other psychological conditions. Many of these veterans, unable to move, end… Read More »

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Veteran With Health Problems? You May Be Able to File a Claim

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Fighting in wars is no easy task. Many people have died fighting for this country. Of the servicemembers who have survived, many have suffered serious physical and mental issues. Some continue to suffer from ailments decades after leaving the service. In fact, millions of veterans are disabled due to service-connected injuries and medical conditions…. Read More »

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Blue Water Veterans Fighting for Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The Vietnam War lasted 20 years—from 1955 to 1975. During this time, thousands of veterans were exposed to Agent Orange, a toxic herbicide. One of Agent Orange’s active ingredients is a type of dioxin called TCDD. This is the most dangerous dioxin, and is considered a carcinogen. Short-term exposure can cause skin problems such… Read More »

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Understanding Aid & Attendance for Veterans

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans are offered many benefits for serving their country, such as tuition aid, housing assistance, medical care and pensions. There are many other benefits that veterans tend to overlook because they have no idea that they even exist. One such benefit is Aid & Attendance. Aid & Attendance is often overlooked, but has been… Read More »

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Veterans in Debt Over Delayed Benefits from GI Bill

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for Americans to experience delays and denials when it comes to government benefits such as veterans benefits. There are sometimes computer glitches. With so many people applying at the same time, there are often backlogs that last many months. In some cases, government cutbacks are to blame. Veterans have… Read More »

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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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