LONG BRANCH, NJ – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that his office has already helped secure $770,116.41 in 2016 for his constituents seeking assistance through his district office. His work on behalf of constituents includes help with Veterans Affairs claims, tax return issues with the Internal Revenue Service, Sandy related FEMA grants and claims, SBA loans, Social Security payments, and more. Over the past eight months, Congressman Pallone’s constituent outreach representatives have made it possible for constituents to cut through red tape in order to receive money that is rightfully owed to them.
“I want all of my constituents to know that we’re here to help,” said Congressman Pallone. “Whether my constituents need assistance navigating the federal bureaucracy or are concerned about a federal policy, I encourage them to stay in touch and hope that they continue to use my office as a resource.”
Among those receiving assistance from Congressman Pallone’s office include William McQueeney of Iselin, who received his first payment from the 9/11 victim’s fund totaling $250,000. Initially, Mr. McQueeny was found eligible by the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) for colon cancer and skin cancer, but despite his eligibility, he had not been compensated by the VCF. Congressman Pallone’s office worked to see that the VCF expeditiously and appropriately compensate him. Additionally, Dorothy DeHanes of Perth Amboy applied for survivor's benefits with the Veterans Administration (VA). After working with Congressman Pallone’s office her case was approved and she began receiving benefits of over $1,000 a month and retroactive benefits totaling more than $8,000.
Constituents who have questions about a federal agency, or need assistance with matters ranging from Social Security benefits, federal pensions, Medicare eligibility, to passport or immigration matters should contact the Congressman for assistance. Additionally, veterans can receive help with a range of programs such as military records and awards, GI Bill benefits and VA disability claims. Staff can also be helpful in locating low-income housing options, energy assistance and various other benefits or resources.
For help on any of these services or other issues, constituents should not hesitate to contact either of Congressman Pallone’s district offices:
New Brunswick Office - 67/69 Church Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, Phone: (732) 249-8892
Long Branch Office - 504 Broadway, Long Branch, NJ 07740, Phone: (732) 571-1140