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Social Security, Medicare, & Retirement

The Daily Progress: Opinion/Editorial: Revise SSA application process

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THE DAILY PROGRESS This is such an obvious need that you’d think it would have been taken care of by now. The Social Security Administration requires applicants to submit personal documents when seeking benefits. Now, that makes sense: The SSA must make sure the applicants are who they say they are and are not attempting to defraud the government, the taxpayers and the rightful recipients of benef...

Spanberger Leads Bipartisan Effort Pushing Social Security Administration to Fix Document Submission Issues Following Field Office Closures, Increase Flexibility

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger this week led a bipartisan group of her colleagues in calling on the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) to make their document submission process more flexible in the wake of COVID-19-related field office closures. Prior to the pandemic, SSA field offices provided direct, in-person services to their communities and provided walk-in assi...

Spanberger Announces County-Focused Spring 2021 Virtual Office Hours

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HENRICO, V.A. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced the launch of virtual office hours for Spring 2021. These office hours will be county-specific, and they will be specially focused on each of the Seventh District’s 10 counties. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, these virtual office hours will make it easier for Central Virginians to address issues they’re facing with federal a...

During Tax Season, Spanberger Hosts Virtual Discussion with IRS Representative, Shares FAQs from Central Virginians

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HENRICO, V.A. —U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today shared frequently asked tax questions from Seventh District constituents with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). During a discussion with Kevin McKeon, Chief of the IRS District Congressional Liaison Branch, Spanberger asked questions from Central Virginians related to IRS refunds, the 2020 federal tax filing season, and backlogged retur...

Spanberger Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Social Security Benefits of Public Sector Employees

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger introduced bipartisan legislation to eliminate the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset (GPO), two provisions of the Social Security Act that unfairly reduce or eliminate Social Security benefits for millions of Americans who have devoted much of their careers to public service. Currently, the WEP reduces t...

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia lawmakers decry violence as pro-Trump mob attacks U.S. Capitol

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RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH, MICHAEL MARTZ Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-7th, was in the House of Representatives on Wednesday when rioters supporting President Donald Trump smashed glass windows while trying to break into the chamber as lawmakers began the process of counting the Electoral College votes confirming Joe Biden’s victory. “It went sideways pretty quickly as a violent mob came in and tried t...

Augusta Free Press: Spanberger, Johnson push for access to free COVID-19 vaccine for Medicare beneficiaries

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AUGUSTA FREE PRESS Abigail Spanberger (D-VA-07) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD-AL) are pushing congressional leadership to pass their bill to make sure seniors on traditional Medicare have access to a future COVID-19 vaccine without cost-sharing. The bipartisan Securing Affordable Vaccines Equally for Seniors Act would clarify that Medicare must cover – without cost-sharing – a COVID-19 vaccine authorize...

Henrico Citizen: Spanberger’s office has returned $4 million to Seventh District residents

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HENRICO CITIZEN U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger this week announced that her office has passed $4 million in casework funds returned to constituents in Virginia’s Seventh District. Casework dollars are secured and returned by fighting for backlogged benefits, and advocating for fair treatment on behalf of constituents dealing with a federal agency or program. Since taking office on Jan. 3, ...

ICYMI: Spanberger Introduces SAVE for Seniors Act to Guarantee Access to Free COVID-19 Vaccine for Medicare Beneficiaries

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On Friday, U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) introduced the Securing Affordable Vaccines Equally (SAVE) for Seniors Act, vital bipartisan legislation that would ensure seniors on traditional Medicare have access to a future COVID-19 vaccine without cost-sharing. The CARES Act, which became law in March 2020, requires Medicare to cover a COVID-19 vaccine withou...

Spanberger, Johnson Introduce SAVE for Seniors Act to Guarantee Access to Free COVID-19 Vaccine for Medicare Beneficiaries

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U.S. Representatives Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) today introduced the Securing Affordable Vaccines Equally (SAVE) for Seniors Act, vital bipartisan legislation that would ensure seniors on traditional Medicare have access to a future COVID-19 vaccine without cost-sharing. The CARES Act, which became law in March 2020, requires Medicare to cover a COVID-19 vaccine without any...