One of the most important and rewarding parts of being a Member of Congress is supporting community members who need help navigating issues with federal agencies.
As your Congressman, I am here to help support you and serve as a liaison between you and federal agencies. My office can support you to clarify determinations, track the progress of applications or appeals and work with federal agencies to address specific issues you are dealing with.
During the 115th Congress, between Jan. 3, 2017, and Jan. 3, 2019, my office helped 617 folks who live in the Second District and recouped more than $2.77 million dollars in federal benefits.
This recurring series will highlight some of the people across the district my office has supported.
If you live in the Second District and need assistance with a federal agency, please contact my Everett District office at 425–252–3188 or visit my website.
If you do not live in Washington’s Second District, you can find your representative here.
One of the constituents my office helped is Sean, an Anacortes resident who reached out for help navigating Social Security.
Sean, who has Lewy Body Dementia and was struggling with homelessness at the time he reached out to my office, needed help with his Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application.
My office was able to work with the local Social Security office to figure out a status update on Sean’s case. Sean had been denied his Social Security Disability Insurance benefits and had submitted an appeal.
My office worked with the Social Security liaisons in Seattle and were able to help Sean demonstrate his dire financial need and living situation.
Sean’s case was given a critical need designation and the agency expedited his appeal hearing. Following his hearing, the agency approved Sean’s benefits.
Ensuring constituents receive the support they need to navigate Social Security benefits is a top priority of mine.
My office is here to support constituents who are looking for help navigating Social Security.