Spanberger’s Office Reaches Major Milestone, Returns More Than $10 Million in Federal Benefits to Seventh District Residents

Dec 20, 2021
Local Issues
Press

Less Than Three Years Since Taking Office, the Congresswoman’s Office Exceeded $10 Million Returned to Constituents

HENRICO, V.A. — Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced that her office has surpassed $10 million in casework funds returned to constituents in Virginia’s Seventh District in less than three years in office.

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 maintained their work 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 and supporting small businesses applying for emergency loans.

Since taking office on January 3, 2019, Spanberger’s office has closed 3,034 cases for Central Virginians and returned $10,020,791.

“$10 million is not just a dollar amount — it is secured benefits, returned refunds, and the payoff of long overdue claims,” said Spanberger. “Behind every dollar returned is the story of a Central Virginia individual, business owner, or family receiving the fair treatment they deserve from their government. We reached this major milestone because my dedicated staff works hard to be accessible to the people we serve, advocates on their behalf, and gets results. I am so grateful for their commitment to the people of Virginia’s Seventh District. If any of our neighbors are having trouble with a federal agency, feel they have been treated unfairly, or have additional questions about how our team can be of assistance, I strongly encourage that they reach out to our office.”

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

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