MAJOR MILESTONE: Spanberger’s Office Returns More Than $20 Million in Federal Benefits to Virginians

Since the Start of 2019, the Congresswoman’s Office Has Returned More Than $20 Million in Backlogged IRS Refunds, Social Security Checks, VA Benefits, and More

HENRICO, V.A. — Less than one month after reaching $19 million returned, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that her office has now surpassed $20 million in casework funds returned to constituents in Virginia’s Seventh District — including nearly $10 million since the start of 2022.

Casework dollars are secured and returned by fighting for backlogged benefits and advocating for fair treatment on behalf of constituents having issues with a federal agency, program, or benefit. Spanberger’s office has focused on typical casework concerns, like Social Security, Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, and Medicare, while also adapting to increased needs as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — such as securing delayed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) refunds.

Since taking office on January 3, 2019, Spanberger’s office has closed 5,323 cases for Virginians and returned $20,003,951.

“Serving all Virginians who call the Seventh District home means doing all that I can to make sure that our neighbors receive fair treatment and timely responses from their government. Today, I am proud to share that my dedicated constituent services team has reached a major milestone — more than $20 million returned to Virginians in the less than four years since we started our work on behalf of the Seventh District,” said Spanberger. “My office understands the importance that every tax refund, Social Security check, and VA benefit holds for the people we serve. I encourage any resident of the Seventh District who needs assistance resolving an issue with a federal agency, program, or benefit to please reach out to our office.”

Below are recent success stories submitted by Seventh District residents who worked with Spanberger’s office:

“I have been unable to get any assistance with the IRS over the last year. Everyone I contacted were unable to answer questions or help with a resolution. I never knew that I could get help from my representative. This was easy and stress free. I was kept up to date with progress as well. Thank you! You all did what I could not.” — JoAnne, Culpeper

“Your office was able to get me answers from the Veteran Affairs office very quickly, within minutes to be honest. I have never seen a government agency respond this quickly, and I worked for the federal government for 32 years. Your office got me answers and was a great help.” Patrick Micielli, Culpeper

“They did a great job! I had received my passport and my last name was spelled wrong and my trip was coming up in less than 2 weeks. I reached out and they were able to get it fixed so fast and I am still able to take my trip! They were super fast about responding and getting the ball moving.” — Caitlyn, Henrico

To open a casework concern with Spanberger’s office, constituents can click here to fill out a casework form. Click here to read additional casework testimonials from Seventh District constituents.


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