Congresswoman Julia Brownley reaches out! Tax assistance and more…

– Tax Assistance

Do you have a federal tax problem that you haven’’t been able to resolve with the IRS? My office can help!

Join my office for an IRS Problem Solving Day on Tuesday, September 12th from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at 223 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 220, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360.

The Taxpayer Advocate Service – an independent organization within the IRS that protects your rights as a taxpayer and helps resolve tax problems you can’’t resolve on your own –will be on hand to meet with Ventura County residents to assist with ongoing tax problems. Our goal is to provide one-on-one guidance and direction on the next steps needed to help resolve these issues.

This service is free, but space is limited and appointments are required! For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call my office at (805) 379-1779.

Can’t make it to IRS Problem Solving Day? My district office staff can still help you. Contact them at (805) 379-1779

– Help with a federal agency or getting a passport/ Congressional Commendations

I wanted to share an update on some of the things my district office staff can do for you, including:

Here are just a few recent examples of what we have been able to do for Ventura County residents

  • Miguel R., a county employee and community services coordinator, contacted my office for assistance because his employment would be in jeopardy if he were to lose his work permit that was issued through his DACA status. My office contacted U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an expedited review of his application, and within two weeks his work permit was renewed.
  • Bill S., a 94-year-old veteran who lives in Thousand Oaks, reached out to my office because he had been notified that a major debt was established in his name by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). By his calculation, he thought he should owe much less than the VA claimed. My office contacted the Debt Management Center and the VA Regional Office, and the VA’s error was recognized and corrected.
  • Andrea R. of Newbury Park reached out to our office because she had been denied disability benefits by the Social Security Administration despite suffering from serious medical conditions. My office contacted the agency to request a thorough review of her case, and pushed for an expedited evaluation as she was very ill and suffering financial hardship. After further review of her appeal and additional documentation, Andrea was finally approved for disability and healthcare benefits.

– Update on Veteran’s benefits, including a new VA clinic for Ventura County

One of my top priorities in Congress is to improve the lives of the nearly 45,000 veterans right here in Ventura County, and the millions across the nation, to whom we owe a great debt for their service.

That is why I’m so proud of the bipartisan successes my colleagues on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee and I have been able to achieve recently.

At the end of July, we worked across the aisle to send legislation to the President’s desk, including:

The House of Representatives also recently passed my bipartisan legislation to expand childcare options for veterans seeking care at the VA, and I will continue to work with my House and Senate colleagues to move this bill forward and get it to the President’s desk.

These achievements on behalf of America’s veterans demonstrate what can be accomplished when we work together. As we look toward the fall, I hope we can extend this spirit of bipartisanship to other pressing issues facing our country.

Contact Congresswoman Julia Brownley at (805) 379-1779.




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