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SSA Adds 12 New Compassionate Allowances

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The Social Security Administration (SSA) is known for its long delays, but it does have a special program to help speed up the process. The Compassionate Allowances program was created in 2008 to help Social Security Disability claimants with terminal illnesses and other serious medical conditions. More than 800,000 Americans have claimed benefits through… Read More »

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Why Are Social Security Disability Benefits Recipients Declining?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you read articles and listen to the news, it appears as though there are way too many applying for and receiving Social Security Disability benefits. They need to improve their medical conditions and get off the system. High numbers of applicants and recipients were a problem for 35 years for several main reasons…. Read More »

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How To Speed Up Approval Of A Social Security Disability Claim

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

The COVID pandemic has caused a lot of delays and frustration in our everyday lives. It’s been especially challenging for those who need benefits such as Social Security Disability benefits. Wait times are continually increasing and are now at an average of 169 days to get a decision on a claim. That’s close to… Read More »

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Is IBS Considered A Disability By The Social Security Administration?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be a real pain in the butt—literally. This disease affects the large intestine and can cause constipation, diarrhea, belly pain, and excessive gas. It’s a common condition but it’s chronic and may require long-term management through diet and stress management. Some people, however, experience severe symptoms, to the point… Read More »

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Dependents’ Eligibility For Social Security Disability Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a type of benefit for those who are disabled. It is available for those who have worked and paid Social Security taxes on income they have earned through work. The age limit is 62 years old, since those who are 62 or older can receive regular Social Security… Read More »

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Social Security Disability Benefits For Children

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Caring for a child with disabilities can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. The good news is that the Social Security Administration (SSA) offers Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for children. SSI provides monthly payments to help caregivers provide basic needs for disabled children. These payments are available to those who have limited income and… Read More »

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When You Disagree With The SSA And Want To Appeal

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

You’ve been waiting so long to get your Social Security Disability claim approved and you find out your claim has been denied. You’re disappointed, as you have already waited many months to get a decision. So what happens next? If you wish to pursue the case further, you should file an appeal. An appeal… Read More »

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Can You Volunteer While Collecting Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When you’re disabled and cannot work, staying at home can be boring. But if you receive Social Security Disability benefits, you may be concerned about being outside the home. The good news is that if you’re bored and looking for something to do, volunteering is an option. When you were at work, you had… Read More »

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Dispelling Common Myths About SSDI Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When it comes to government benefits, a lot of people are misinformed about their purposes. They may think they don’t qualify or that they don’t serve these benefits. They don’t want to feel the shame of accepting a “handout,” no matter how disabled they may be. That’s why it’s important to dispel the most… Read More »

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What Is A Continuing Disability Review?

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Getting approved for Social Security Disability benefits is not an easy road. With delays the norm, you can expect to wait many months or even years for approval. And if you do ever get approved, the drama doesn’t end there. You then have to have regular reviews. In order to receive Social Security Disability… Read More »

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