Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) announced that during his time in Congress his office has helped recover more than $3 million in federal funds owed to San Diegans. Rep. Peters and his San Diego staff have helped more than 3,700 constituents who were having trouble getting answers and the funds they were owed, including military and veterans benefits, Social Security and Medicare payments, tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, and other federal benefits.
The benefits recovered were more than $1.4 million in benefits earned by veterans, almost $760,000 in Social Security and Medicare payments for San Diego seniors, and more than $343,000 from the Internal Revenue Service. During that time, Rep. Peters’ office has also helped 867 San Diegans with passport and immigration issues.
“It doesn’t always take an act of Congress to serve San Diegans,” said Rep. Peters. “One of my most important jobs is helping San Diegans navigate the federal bureaucracy. Many people aren’t aware of the numerous services available free of charge through their Congressional office. I want to make sure San Diegans know that we’re here to help them cut through red tape and get the answers and benefits they have earned.”
Rep. Peters encourages San Diegans to visit the How We Can Help page of his website or call his San Diego office at 858-455-5550 to learn about the various ways his staff can assist them with casework related to federal benefits.