Spanberger’s Office Returns More Than $35 Million in Federal Benefits to Virginians

Oct 03, 2023
Local Issues

Since the Start of 2019, the Congresswoman’s Office Has Returned More Than $35 Million in Backlogged IRS Refunds, Social Security Checks, VA Benefits, & More

WOODBRIDGE, Va. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger announced today that her office has now returned more than $35 million in federal casework funds to residents of Virginia’s Seventh District.

Casework dollars are secured and returned by fighting for fair treatment for those having issues with a federal agency, program, or benefit. Spanberger’s office assists Virginians with many casework concerns — including backlogged Social Security checks, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, Medicare benefits, and delayed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) refunds.

Since taking office on January 3, 2019, Spanberger’s office has closed more than 8,140 cases for Virginians and returned a total of $35,229,486.

“My office is here — by definition — to serve residents of Virginia’s Seventh District. Today, I’m proud to share that my casework team has returned more than $35 million in backlogged benefits — like Medicare benefits, Social Security checks, Veterans benefits, tax refunds, and more —to seniors and families across the Seventh District,” said Spanberger. “My team and I are committed to ensuring that Virginians get the care and benefits they are owed. If any resident of the Seventh District is experiencing an issue with a federal agency, program, or benefit, I encourage them to contact my office and we will do our best to assist them.”

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

“I believe that your office contacting OPM on my behalf was a game changer. We heard nothing for months from them and no return phone calls. After I contacted you for help, I received a phone call and my issue was resolved. So thank you so much! It was a pleasant experience working with your office.” – Bruce, Stafford

“In January of this year I requested my military service records to support a service-connected disability claim from the National Personnel Records Center. I received no acknowledgement of my request; nor did I receive any response to status requests made in April and June. Representative Spanberger’s office responded immediately and within two weeks of taking my case, my records were delivered. The courteous treatment and prompt response are much appreciated.” — Stephen Harrison, Prince William

“Congresswoman Spanberger’s office did what I could not do. They were able to reach out to federal agencies that I had been trying to get in touch with for over 5 months to no avail. When we found out that it was not a Federal issue but a State issue, they went above and beyond to reach out to the appropriate agency/department. After 8 months of waiting for an approval, I received it after the Congresswoman’s office reached out.” — Jean, Stafford

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 residents.


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