In the News
By Maggie Avants
U.S. Rep. Scott Peters, D-San Diego was expected to announce Thursday that his office has helped recover more than $2 million in federal benefits owed to San Diegans.
Peters and his San Diego staff have helped more than 2,000 constituents retrieve backlogged funds ranging from veterans and military benefits, to Social Security and Medicare payments, according to a news release. The benefits recovered include almost $1.3 million in benefits earned by veterans, $268,000 in Social Security payments for San Diego seniors, and more than $200,000 from the Internal Revenue Service.
Four constituents were scheduled to join Peters to tell their stories of how his office helped them recover the benefits they were owed.
Curtis Dietrich, a U.S. Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and now lives in Scripps Ranch, contacted Peters’ office after spending over a year trying to sort out a discrepancy in his disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Peters’ office was able to work with the VA to reinstate his payments and recover $15,000 in overdue payments.