September 02, 2021

Rep. Mike Levin Hits $5 Million Milestone in Savings for Constituents through Casework Services in 2021

Oceanside, CA – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) announced his office has secured more than $5 million for constituents through casework services so far this year. The services include successful efforts to resolve issues with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), as well as cases involving the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Social Security Administration (SSA), and other federal agencies. The total amount secured for constituents so far this year is $5,430,888. The median receipt is $5,862, and 27 constituents received more than $20,000.

“While my name may be on the door, this office belongs to the people I serve, which is why I believe one of my most important responsibilities is providing excellent constituent services,” said Rep. Levin. “I’m glad many of my constituents have received significant savings as a result of these services, and that important work will continue to be a priority as long as I have the honor of serving. I encourage anyone in North County San Diego or South Orange County to reach out if they’re having any issues with a federal agency so we can get to work on their behalf.”

Rep. Levin’s office processes several hundred constituent cases at a time. Constituents in need of assistance with a federal agency should contact Rep. Levin’s office at (760) 599-5000 or visit Rep. Levin’s “Help with a Federal Agency” webpage. While not all inquiries will result in favorable outcomes, each constituent’s case is guaranteed a careful review by an experienced staff member who will pursue the best strategy to achieve a positive resolution. 

A number of constituents agreed to share their experience with Rep. Levin’s office:

Michael Gordon in Oceanside received help with an IRS issue: “I needed help getting resolution of an issue with the IRS. I contacted your office, and [staff] took over from there - in less than a week it was successfully resolved. Your office’s process was simple, [your staff] was wonderfully communicative, and my concerns were understood and dealt with with zero problem. I am very grateful to… your team for their help.”

Ben Rich in San Clemente received help with Social Security and Medicare issues: "I'm most grateful to Rep. Levin and his staff for helping me resolve a Medicare billing matter, saving my wife and I hundreds of dollars. We now have a little extra breathing room in our monthly budget."

Byron Dronkers in Oceanside received help with a Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan: [Staff] replied promptly to my request for assistance on or about July 23rd via email. Attached was a privacy waiver and [staff] gathered a few more pieces of information from me. [Staff] kept in contact with me regularly and on August 13 an SBA loan officer contacted me by phone to verify information. My status changed from "PROCESSING" to "APPROVED" and my account was funded on August 18th! Thank you, Hon. Mr. Levin for having a superstar on your staff of advocates!"

Melanie Simutis in Cardiff received help with an immigration issue: "[Staff] worked directly with the State Department to issue my Apostille in a timely manner. [Staff] recognized the sense of urgency with this issue, and contacted me immediately. I sincerely appreciate the efforts [staff] made on my behalf."

Sarah Shalviri in Cardiff received help with a passport issue: "I have never felt more taken care of or that someone was more on my team than Congressman Mike Levin’s team. They went above & beyond to help me get my passport in an emergency situation. His team was efficient, reliable, helpful, empathetic, and overall a pleasure to work with. I can’t thank [staff] enough for saving the day and more importantly making me a forever supporter of Mike Levin. His team is a true example of a team working for their community.”

Tim Gleeson in Solana Beach received help with a passport issue: "I have never asked for support from my Congressman ever. When I was recommended to reach out to Mike Levin's office I was somewhat skeptical. To my surprise, Congressman Levin's team couldn’t have been more responsive and helpful. Thank you for all that you do.”