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How To Use The Beneficiary Travel Self-Service System

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans are entitled to many benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). What many do not know, however, is that they can get reimbursed for certain travel expenses. Indeed, the VA reimburses eligible veterans for travel to and from VA or VA authorized non-VA health care facilities for the purpose of examination, treatment,… Read More »

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New VA Abortion Rule Causes Controversy

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

One of the most controversial issues in today’s society is the right for women to have abortions. Abortion is often seen as ending a life, which is equivalent to murder. The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade this summer, setting off abortion bans and restrictions in various states around the country. Those restrictions created… Read More »

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Homelessness Among Veterans On The Rise

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Homelessness is a huge problem in New York. The problem is especially on the rise in New York City, where the number of homeless people has reached the highest levels since the 1930s, during the Great Depression. The coronavirus pandemic has led to massive inflation across the country. Many individuals and families are on… Read More »

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VA To Change Disability Ratings Criteria

By Michael Lawrence Varon, PLLC |

Veterans law is always changing. Servicemembers are seeing new benefits and guidelines all the time. One thing that is currently changing is disability ratings criteria. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will soon change its disability ratings criteria for sleep apnea, tinnitus, and mental health conditions. These changes will be part of a major… Read More »

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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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