Spanberger’s Office Returns $15 Million in Small Business Loans, Veterans Benefits, Backlogged Returns, & More to Seventh District Residents

This Milestone Was Reached In Part Due to Multiple Substantial Loans Secured for Virginia Small Businesses

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced that her office has surpassed a major milestone of $15 million in casework funds returned to constituents in Virginia’s Seventh District — including more than $4.4 million since the beginning of 2022 due in part to multiple substantial casework victories for local small business owners.

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 4,535 cases for Virginians and returned $15,002,887.

“There is no better direct example of serving our neighbors in the Seventh District than solving issues they are having with federal agencies. Each dollar back in the pockets of Virginians represents a burden eased, a wrong righted, or a worry lifted,” said Spanberger. “I am incredibly proud of my constituent services team for reaching this milestone and for securing substantial emergency loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration for multiple local business owners who are still working to make up for the toll of COVID-19 and keep their businesses open. If you are experiencing any issue with a federal agency, benefit, or program, I encourage you to be in touch with my office. My team of dedicated caseworkers can walk you through the process, advocate on your behalf, and be in your corner.”

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


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