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New Bill To Help Families Secure Veterans/Survivor Benefits

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

If you have ever tried to get government benefits, such as veterans benefits, Social Security, workers’ compensation, or other types of money, you know how hard it is to get the benefits you need in a timely manner. The approval process can take forever due to mandatory waiting periods and backlogs. However, government agencies… Read More »

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Man Gets Veterans Benefits Using Twin Brother’s Stolen Identity

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Stealing identities is often done for one main reason: money. Acting as another person can help a person get certain benefits, including veterans benefits. This was what a Florida man did. He used the personal information of his twin brother to obtain tens of thousands of dollars in veterans benefits. In late January, the… Read More »

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Veterans Benefits For Burn Pit Victims

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans have the legal right to receive benefits for injuries and health conditions caused by their time in service. While those with amputations and other visible injuries may be quick to get veterans benefits, those with invisible injuries—such as asthma and lung problems—are often overlooked. Victims of burn pit smoke are finally getting the… Read More »

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VA Hiring Thousands More Claims Processors

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

When it comes to claims for veterans benefits, there is always a backlog. It’s hard to hire and train employees to help reduce this influx of claims and keep the process moving smoothly. That will hopefully change soon, as the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is planning to hire more claims processors. Leaders are… Read More »

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Look For Large Veterans Benefits Increase In 2022

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans have done a lot to protect their country. The government is now rewarding them with the largest cost of living increase in decades. In 2022, the increase will be set at 5.9%, which is the largest annual increase since 1983 – almost 40 years. This results in an extra $59 for every $1,000… Read More »

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Veterans To Receive GI Bill Benefits Until Next Summer

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

One of the most popular benefits veterans receive is the GI Bill, which pays for college—or it’s supposed to, anyway. There has been concern over these veterans benefits, with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) not giving veterans full protections. The coronavirus pandemic has forced veterans to take remote classes. This affects how GI… Read More »

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Veterans Benefits Expecting Large Cost-Of-Living Increase

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Inflation is everywhere. Prices are rising rapidly as people struggle to stay afloat. Many people are unable to work, so how can they survive financially? There is good news on the horizon for veterans. Veterans are expected to see an increase in their benefits later this year. On September 20, Congress finalized legislation that… Read More »

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High Cost Of Veterans Healthcare

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Government benefits are meant to last a long time and pay for things such as Social Security, unemployment, and veterans benefits. Many people fight for their country in hopes that they will receive good benefits once they retire. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. It’s costing a lot more than expected to take… Read More »

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Man Pleads Guilty To $1 Million In Veterans Benefits Fraud

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans benefits are for those who have served our country. Many veterans are able to receive disability benefits when they suffer debilitating service-related injuries while on duty. However, sometimes servicemembers lie about their injuries in order to receive benefits. This was what a North Carolina man did. The 57-year-old veteran defrauded the Department of… Read More »

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Helping Veterans Find Jobs With the Heroes Foundation

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

It’s been hard for many people to find a decent job in this economy. It’s especially difficult for veterans who are transitioning back to civilian life. Fortunately, veterans have benefit programs that can help. One of them is The Daniel and Salvador Montoya Heroes Foundation. Heroes Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps veterans… Read More »

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