Assistance with a Federal Agency
Residents of the 18th Congressional District of New York should contact my office for help resolving any problem with the federal government. My staff is experienced and dedicated to assisting you. While we cannot guarantee you a favorable outcome, my office will help ensure that you receive full and fair consideration in a timely manner. If your issue or problem is with a local or state agency in New York, we will gladly refer you to the appropriate officials who can best serve you.
Before contacting my office, you may wish to consider the following questions to determine if we are able to assist you:
Are you a resident of the 18th District of New York? Residents of the 18th Congressional District of New York can contact me for assistance in dealing with Federal agencies. If you are not sure that I am your representative, or if you would like to find out who your Member of Congress is, please visit the Find Your Representative page.
Does your case involve a federal agency? As a Member of Congress and your representative in Congress, I am able to inquire into federal agencies on your behalf. If your case involves the State of New York or a local government within New York, please contact your representatives in the New York State Assembly, the New York State Senate, or your local or county government.
A few of the agencies that we regularly work with include:
• Social Security Administration (SSA)
• Veterans Affairs (VA)
• Department of Defense (DoD)
• Office of Personnel Management (OPM) – for Federal Employees/Retirees
• The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
• Department of State – for Passport Services/Visa Affairs
• Department of Homeland Security – for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
In order to better serve you, this form will generate a printable page that you should sign and mail to my office.
Please include all pertinent information and claim numbers in your correspondence—such as:
- Your Social Security number for a case involving Social Security;
- VA claim number for a case with Department of Veterans Affairs;
- Taxpayer identification number (Social Security number, if individual) for an Internal Revenue Service problem, etc.;
- Your address, home phone number and daytime phone number (if different than home) so that we can obtain any additional information from you that might be necessary;
- Copies of any related documents or correspondence that you may have from the agency involved
The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) requires that Members of Congress or their staff have written authorization before they can obtain information about an individual's case.
We must have your signature to proceed with this type of request.
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