Congressman Sean Maloney

Representing the 18th District of New York

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Maloney Announces Major Milestone, Returned Over $6 Million to Hudson Valley Veterans, Small Businesses and Families

Jul 1, 2016
Press Release
One-by-One Helped Over 3,500 Individual Constituent Cases

Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced that his office has secured over $6 million for Hudson Valley veterans, small businesses and families who were owed payments by the federal government. Rep. Maloney’s constituent advocates assisted over 3,500 individual constituents with cases involving the Social Security Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Approximately half of the funds were returned to over 800 veterans, service members, and their families.

“I’m proud that despite Washington gridlock my office has been able to cut through the bureaucratic red tape to deliver over $6 million to my hardworking neighbors in the Hudson Valley,” said Maloney. “I want to get the government working for hardworking seniors, veterans, and small businesses in the Hudson Valley. My office is getting things done for folks in our community every day – if you or someone you know is having difficulties navigating the federal government, or simply needs help accessing the benefits you’re owed please contact my office in Newburgh.”

"Representative Sean Patrick Maloney has worked tirelessly for the veteran community in his District. He has been a treasure to the Hudson Valley,” said Sergeant Richard R. Gerbeth Jr., Army Iraq War Veteran, Wappinger Falls, NY. “I know, because without the countless hours his office dedicated to securing my Army Commendation Medal with Valor upgrade, I would have never received it. I was fortunate to have been "pinned" by Representative Maloney on May 23rd of this year in a beautiful ceremony at Washington's Headquarters Historic site. Thank you Sean Patrick Maloney."

“No matter how many calls, emails and correspondence, it was one hold up after another until I contacted the Office of US Representative Sean Patrick Maloney,” said Frank Dagele, Florida, NY. “Once I did that and his representative actually came out to the farm and met with me we were able to set a date for closing. In late April, we received  $150,000 in storm recovery funds, this would not have been possible without our Congressman and his outstanding Office. They helped me get the funds from storms Irene and Lee, I cannot thank him enough.”

“Congressman Maloney and his staff have been instrumental in helping my husband get disability benefits and me survivor VA benefit,” said Patricia Scott, Middletown, NY. “My husband was a Vietnam veteran who felt abandoned by the U.S. government in attaining 100% disability benefits. My husband met Congressman Maloney for the first time when Orange County Community College held an open house for veterans. His office contacted my husband right away and helped him get disability benefits.” 

“Until Congressman Maloney’s  Office became involved, nothing  was happening with Medicare access,” said Luigi Shkreli, Mahopac, NY. “It was a bureaucratic red tape mess and we broke through that and exceeded in quickly assisting an 83 year old in need and helping a family, that is what America is all about. Thank You Congressman Maloney for standing up for Senior Citizens  in your district and country.”