Spanberger’s Office Returns More Than $21 Million in Federal Benefits to Virginians

Sep 26, 2022
Local Issues
Press

Since the Start of 2019, the Congresswoman’s Office Has Returned More Than $21 Million in Backlogged IRS Refunds, Social Security Checks, VA Benefits, and More

HENRICO, V.A. — Less than one month after reaching the major milestone of $20 million returned, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that her office has now surpassed $21 million in casework funds returned to constituents in Virginia’s Seventh District — including more than $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 — such as securing delayed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) refunds.

Since taking office on January 3, 2019, Spanberger’s office has closed 5,502 cases for Virginians and returned $21,026,114.

“Representing the Seventh District is a responsibility that I — and my dedicated team — do not take lightly. Each day, our office works to ensure that everyone in our community is receiving fair treatment and timely responses from our federal government,” said Spanberger. “I understand how important a Social Security check, IRS refund, or VA benefit can be to a family. Every Virginian deserves to receive their hard-earned benefits as promised. I encourage any resident of the Seventh District who is facing issues with a federal agency, program, or benefit to reach out to our office.”

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

“My case was in limbo and it was sped up a lot faster! I doubt this would’ve happened without your help! I really appreciate it! Very quick and reliable! Absolutely amazing service, keep being great!” — Brandon, Orange

“Rep. Spanberger’s office is prompt, they contacted me almost immediately after I reached out to them regarding my situation. They remained in contact with me on the status of my retirement application, and were outstanding. I hate to think how long this would have persisted had they not intervened on my behalf.” — Kenneth, Spotsylvania

“I have no doubt that my case would still be pending without the request for an inquiry. The atmosphere at the Social Security Office is dehumanizing. They do not care what your situation is, they have a convoluted process that is designed to deny and delay. I am proud that I asked for help and I am delighted that we have this office to help citizens, especially my age group.” — Janet, 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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