KINGSTON – Recently, Congressman Pat Ryan announced that his office has secured over $7 million for constituents in casework assistance. Ryan’s office surpassed this milestone in only 8 months. The accomplishment reflects Rep. Ryan’s focus on delivering relief for Hudson Valley families and making assistance accessible to constituents across the entire NY-18 Congressional District.
“I’m fighting every day to deliver relief for constituents feeling the pressure of making ends meet. You shouldn’t have to spend weeks on the phone getting the runaround from different federal agencies to receive the support you deserve,” said Congressman Pat Ryan. “From helping Stacy in Rhinebeck finally get her delayed IRS returns after she had turned everywhere else for help, to getting Chris in Beacon the full Veterans Affairs benefits that he earned, my office is here to help every constituent in need. This is what it looks like when government functions the right way, for the people it is meant to serve.”
“Thanks to Congressman Ryan’s office, the IRS finally issued refunds this spring for 2 returns I filed back in 2021,” said Rhinebeck resident Stacy Quinn. “ After a very frustrating year of follow up – including an appointment at the IRS regional office in Poughkeepsie, multiple IRS assurances that I would hear back but never did, and a request for help from a senator’s office that was ignored – I was about to lose hope. Congressman Ryan’s office responded immediately, however, provided frequent updates, and I received the missing refunds in 6 weeks.”
“Thank you to Congressman Ryan’s office for your help with obtaining my husband’s insurance policy through the Office of Personnel Management,” said Dutchess County resident Marianne Walker. “I tried to resolve the issue since November 2022, but could not get an answer. After I contacted Congressman Ryan’s office, the problem was resolved within two weeks. Thank you for also keeping in contact with me through the entire process.”
“I would like to sincerely thank Congressman Ryan’s office for all their assistance with reinstating my disability compensation benefit payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs and retrieving over $15,000.00 in retroactive benefit payments,” said Beacon resident and veteran Christopher Kattis.
Congressman Ryan’s office offers assistance to constituents of New York’s 18th Congressional District with access earned benefits, such as Veterans’ Affairs benefits and Social Security, federal grant funding, passports and visas, immigration and naturalization services, and resolving issues with federal agencies, such as the Internal Revenue Service.