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Spanberger Announces More Than $2,000,000 Returned to VA-07 Constituents

Since January 2019, The Congresswoman & Her Staff Have Worked to Return Backlogged Payments & Benefits to Central Virginia Residents Dealing with Federal Agencies, including in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

Henrico, May 22, 2020

HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that her office has returned more than $2,000,000 to the people of Central Virginia.

To date, Spanberger and her staff have closed more than 1,000 constituent cases and returned more than $2.1 million to Central Virginians. Spanberger’s office returned these dollars to taxpayers by cutting through federal red tape, expediting returns owed from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and securing backlogged benefits from federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Social Security Administration. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, her office has prioritized assisting constituents with issues related to the economic and health effects of the crisis—as well as helping Central Virginians return from abroad amid the pandemic.

“This crisis has underscored the importance of working one-on-one with those in our communities who need a helping hand. My top priority as the representative for Virginia’s Seventh District continues to be staying responsive to the needs of our neighbors as they weather this pandemic,” said Spanberger. “I’m grateful to my dedicated team for working tirelessly to serve those who need help with the IRS, the VA, and other federal agencies, and especially during this time marked by extreme uncertainty, I’m humbled to provide this additional resource to Central Virginians. I encourage any individual, family, or business who needs assistance to reach out to my office with your questions or concerns.”

“I had an experience with the IRS and my Social Security. I exhausted all of my avenues for help. I didn't know which way to turn, so finally a friend said, ‘Call your representative.’ I did, even though it was during the holidays,” said Jacqueline Perry, Amelia. “I called, and they took this case and got it settled. I say if you have a problem too big for you, call the office of Rep. Spanberger…they work for you.”

Click here to read additional testimonials from Central Virginians about Spanberger’s constituent service efforts, and click here to read a story in the Chesterfield Observer discussing the Spanberger office’s work to help return a Chesterfield family home.

Constituents with questions about how Spanberger’s office can provide assistance to them should access the portal on Spanberger’s website or call Spanberger’s Glen Allen office at (804) 401-4110.


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