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Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Representing the 46th District of California

Agency Help

If you need assistance with a federal agency whether you have a problem with the Social Security Administration, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Veterans Affairs, or if you want help with the Small Business Administration, my office may be able to help.

What Is Casework?

You can often obtain an answer or resolve your problems by directly contacting a federal agency or by visiting its web site. However, when additional help is required, my staff and I will open a case and act as your liaison with the appropriate federal agency to assist you in your efforts to resolve the problem.

While I will do my best to assist you with resolving your situation, I do not have the ability to override agency decisions made in accordance with federal law or regulation.

How Do I Open A Case?

The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. § 552a) requires that Members of Congress or their staff have written authorization before they can obtain information about an individual's case. We must have your signature to proceed with this type of request.

Please complete the Casework Authorization Form at the bottom of this page, which will generate a printable page that you should sign and mail to my Garden Grove office at 12397 Lewis Street, Suite 101, Garden Grove, CA, 92840, or fax to (714) 621-0401. Unfortunately this form cannot be emailed.

Please include all pertinent information and claim numbers in your correspondence—such as:

  • Your Social Security number for a case involving Social Security;

  • VA claim number for a case with Department of Veterans Affairs;

  • Taxpayer identification number (Social Security number, if individual) for an Internal Revenue Service problem, etc.;

  • Your address, home phone number and daytime phone number (if different than home) so that we can obtain any additional information from you that might be necessary;

  • Copies of any related documents or correspondence that you may have from the agency involved;

Once you have filled out this form, mail it to my Garden Grove office at 12397 Lewis Street, Suite 101, Garden Grove, CA, 92840, or fax it to (714) 621-0401. Unfortunately this form cannot be emailed.

Help With Benefits Eligibility

If you are seeking information on your eligibility for various government benefits, Benefits.Gov helps citizens access government benefit eligibility information through a free, confidential, and easy-to-use questionnaire.

Things to Know

  • While I will do my best to assist you with resolving your situation, I do not have the ability to override agency decisions made in accordance with federal law or regulation.

  • I am unable to assist you with a problem involving a state or local government agency, or which does not fall under federal jurisdiction. You may want to contact your state or local officials for assistance with these matters.

  • Due to the constitutional separation of powers, judicial matters do not fall under my jurisdiction as a Member of Congress. House ethics rules also prohibit me from acting as an attorney.

  • I am regretfully unable to directly intervene in private disputes between individuals and businesses, financial institutions, or other independent entities.  However, I will be happy to provide you detailed information about programs and resources that may be helpful to you in pursuing such complaints.

 


Request Help -- Casework Authorization Form

*indicates information that you need to provide.

In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, I give Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez authority to act on my behalf.

Your Information

Telephone

 

 

What are these options?
This is to help the constituents that are hard of hearing or use a video phone alert us to that fact so we can use the proper technology when we need to call them. The default option “Voice” is a normal audible telephone.

Nature of Problem

Print This Form

Use the Generate Request button to produce the document to authorize my office to help you. Print it out, sign it and mail to my Garden Grove office at 12397 Lewis Street, Suite 101, Garden Grove, CA, 92840, or fax to (714) 621-0401. Unfortunately this form cannot be emailed. Please include any other documents or material that you think would help my office help you.