Spanberger’s Office Returns More Than $18 Million in Federal Benefits to Virginians, Has Now Closed 5,000 Constituent Cases

Jul 08, 2022
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Since Taking Office in January 2019, the Congresswoman’s Team Has Closed More Than 5,000 Cases for Virginians Seeking Assistance with Federal Agencies & Benefits

HENRICO, V.A. — One month after reaching $17 million returned, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that her office has now surpassed $18 million in casework funds returned to constituents in Virginia’s Seventh District and helped more than 5,000 Virginians sort out issues with federal agencies or programs.

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 5,032 cases for Virginians and returned $18,698,187.

“Serving the people of Virginia’s Seventh District means doing all that I can to make sure our government works for them and doesn’t give them the runaround. I am proud that my dedicated team has helped resolve more than 5,000 issues with federal agencies — putting 5,000 IRS refunds, Social Security checks, veterans benefits, and more in the hands of Virginians across our district,” said Spanberger. “My office and I are committed to helping our neighbors get the benefits and services they are owed. Please reach out to my office if you need assistance.”

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

“I had no success reaching the IRS regarding my tax refunds due. Ms. Spanberger’s office was able to connect with the tax payer advocate and was invaluable in resolving my issues. They are very responsive and friendly. Do not hesitate to contact them for help.” — Katherine, Chesterfield

“After contacting Congresswoman Spanberger’s office, I was able to finally obtain a corrected SSA card. It took several months, but the casework assistance I received was invaluable. Thank you so much!” — Marie, Henrico

“I tried for over a year to get a document from the Veterans Administration. Representative Spanberger got it in a short period of time.” — Phylis, Chesterfield

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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