Gottheimer Marks Helping 100 Seniors with Medicare and Social Security

Dec 09, 2017
Press

$222,402 Recovered from Social Security for Fifth District Seniors after Cutting Through the Red Tape, Improving Jersey’s Return on Investment

Today, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced that he had achieved an office milestone: helping 100 North Jersey seniors with Medicare and Social Security constituent casework. To mark the occasion, Congressman Gottheimer met with Renèe Cavaleri, a West Milford constituent, who had been experiencing roadblocks with Social Security before contacting Gottheimer’s office to help.

Because of a procedural error, the Social Security Administration had failed to release to Renèe the survivors benefits of her late husband. Renèe explained the problem to Gottheimer’s office, which worked to cut through the red tape at the Social Security Administration to correct the error. To date, the fix achieved by Gottheimer’s office has recouped Renèe $7,747.

To date, Congressman Gottheimer’s office has helped seniors recover $222,402 from the Social Security Administration.

Similar to Renèe, Norma A. of River Edge had for months been underpaid by the Social Security Administration. Christine B. of Ramsey had been overcharged monthly for a year for her Medicare Part B premium. And Medicare had failed to pay the bills of Janine R. of Westwood. Gottheimer’s office helped to resolve each of these cases and cut through the bureaucracy to get these Fifth District residents the money they earned.

Video from today’s announcement can be found here.

Seniors with problems like Renèe’s are encouraged to contact Gottheimer’s office at 201-389-1100 or by visiting Gottheimer.House.Gov/Contact.

Said Renèe Cavaleri, “I was experiencing a nightmare over paperwork at Social Security. Then I called Congressman Gottheimer’s office. I cannot tell you how grateful I am that they handled my situation with the utmost care and in such a timely fashion. They made me their top priority and did exactly as they said they would do.”

Said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5), “I take great pride in the work my office has done to cut through red tape and get the seniors of New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District the money they have earned. My team is here to help New Jersey families and get what they have earned and cut through the bureaucracy. I want anyone in the Fifth District facing problems with a federal agency to contact my office. We are here to help and solve problems for you — and help claw back your hard-earned dollars.”

Below: Congressman Gottheimer greets Renèe Cavaleri, a constituent that had been experiencing roadblocks at the Social Security before Gottheimer’s office stepped in to fix them.

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