Spanberger’s Office Returns More Than $28 Million in Federal Benefits to Virginians

Feb 10, 2023
Local Issues

In Less Than Two Months, the Congresswoman’s Office Has Returned an Additional $1 Million In Backlogged IRS Refunds, Social Security Checks, VA Benefits, & More to the People She Serves

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just under two months after reaching $27 million returned, U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today announced that her office has surpassed $28 million in federal casework funds returned to residents of Virginia’s Seventh District.

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 6,094 cases for Virginians and returned $28,087,069.

“One of the most rewarding parts of serving the Seventh District is reaching tangible milestones like these,” said Spanberger. “The benefits returned, in many cases, had been owed to these Virginians for quite some time. I am proud of my team’s dedication, year after year, to helping our constituents receive the benefits that they worked hard to earn. To any resident of the Seventh District having an issue getting a response from one of our federal agencies — like the IRS, Social Security Administration, or VA — please do not hesitate to reach out to my team.”

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

“I am a retired combat veteran. This year, as gas prices began soaring, I found it financially impossible to attend VA appointments scheduled in Richmond. Although a new facility has began in our district in Spotsylvania, they were not available because of limited slots and high demand. She and her staff went to work and resolved the problem in a rapid manner and I got the needed medical attention. Bravo Zulus to the Hon. Spanberger and her staff!” – Mark, Spotsylvania County

“Representative Spanberger’s office turned around in five days my request for help with Veterans Affairs concerning my military disability and got a response from them in a timely manner. Thanks for support and professionalism by all.” – Lisa Davis, Lt Col, USAF (Ret), Madison County

“Almost immediate results! My case with the FAA had languished for almost four months. It took Rep. Spanberger’s office about a week to shake things loose. Absolutely amazing… They responded to my initial request and follow-up emails with hours, even on a weekend.  It’s great to see such dedication.” – Peter Corrao, Spotsylvania County

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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