Spanberger Announces More Than $1,000,000 Returned to VA-07 Constituents

Feb 04, 2020

Since January 2019, The Congresswoman & Her Staff Have Worked to Return Backlogged Payments & Benefits to Central Virginia Residents Dealing with Federal Agencies

HENRICO, V.A. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that her office has returned more than $1,000,000 to the people of Central Virginia.

To date, Spanberger and her staff have closed more than 760 constituent cases and returned approximately $1,040,000 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, and securing backlogged benefits from federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the U.S. Social Security Administration.

“My number-one job is to serve the people of Central Virginia. Since swearing-in, I’ve heard stories from local veterans who’ve waited years for the VA benefits they’ve earned through their service, and I’ve heard from Central Virginia seniors who’ve been denied the Social Security benefits they’re rightfully owed. My office has worked closely with hundreds of Central Virginians like them to make sure they receive just and fair treatment from our government—and in many of these cases, we’ve been successful in securing the benefits they deserve,” said Spanberger. “As we pass the $1,000,000 milestone, I hope that many more Central Virginians will reach out to my office for information about how we can be of assistance. These dollars can be the difference between putting food on the table or not—and our team is always on-hand to assist any of our neighbors currently experiencing difficulty in dealing with the federal government.”

“My son is autistic and was receiving Social Security benefits until his payments were arbitrarily stopped. The Social Security Administration also demanded repayment of 18 months’ payments,” said Brad Mena. “Ms. Spanberger launched an investigation, which resulted in his benefits retroactively being reinstated.”

Click here to read additional testimonials from Central Virginians about Spanberger’s constituent services efforts.

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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