5th District Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty has announced that she recovered the 10,000,000th dollar in federal and state refunds for residents in the District over her four years in office. Esty says it's all overdue government payments.
That figure includes approximately $6.1 million in Social Security benefits, $2 million in veterans’ benefits, $750,000 in Medicare payments, and $425,000 in payments from the Internal Revenue Service.
Esty says sometimes resolving these problems is as simple as calling the Social Security Administration or the VA and asking what the hold-up is. Other times, it's cutting through red tape. She says helping neighbors resolve problems is one of the most important parts of her job.