LONG BRANCH, NJToday,Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. announced that, in 2014, he has helped secure over $332,274 for constituents seeking assistance through his district offices.  His work on behalf of constituents includes help with Sandy related FEMA grants and claims, SBA loans, Social Security payments, and more.  Over the past year, Congressman Pallone’s constituent outreach representatives have made it possible for constituents to cut through red tape in order to receive money that is rightfully owed to them.

“Whether a constituent is concerned about a federal policy or needs help navigating the federal bureaucracy, I want them to know we’re here to help,” said Congressman Pallone.  “I am grateful that so many residents of the 6th District have turned to us for assistance this year, especially as we continue to recover and rebuild from Sandy together.  I hope that they continue to use my office as a resource.”

The funds secured by Congressman Pallone and his staff are part of a long list of constituent services that his district offices offer.  For example, constituents who have issues with their Social Security benefits, federal pensions, Medicare eligibility, and U.S. citizenship are eligible for help.  Additionally, Pallone and his staff frequently assist veterans obtain back pay, GI Bill benefits, VA disability claims, as well as assistance to widows who are eligible to receive pensions.  Staff can also be helpful in locating low-income housing options, energy assistance, and other benefits or resources that may be helpful to residents of the 6th District.  

“Direct constituent service is a top priority of mine,” added Congressman Pallone.  “I always appreciate hearing from my constituents, and I encourage them to stay in touch, especially if we can be of any help.”

For help on any of these services or other issues, please do not hesitate to contact either of Congressman Pallone’s district offices: