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How Veterans Can Start Their Own Business

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans account for approximately 10% of businesses in the United States, so it’s obvious that former servicemembers have made an impact on this country’s entrepreneurship. However, starting a business is easier said than done. If you’re a veteran, the road to business ownership can be long and hard. It can be exciting but also… Read More »

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Protecting Veterans Benefits from Scammers

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Financial scams are on the rise. Every year, millions of people become victims of these scams. Many of these victims are the elderly. Because of this, many former servicemembers end up losing their veterans benefits because they don’t properly protect their personal and financial information. The Department of Veterans Affairs is aware of these… Read More »

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VA Urged to Add Hypertension to List of Agent Orange Conditions

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Many veterans were affected by an herbicide called Agent Orange while fighting the Vietnam War. Agent Orange has been associated with a variety of health conditions including leukemia, diabetes, Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer, respiratory cancer, soft tissue sarcoma and multiple myeloma. Now, studies are showing that hypertension, or… Read More »

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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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