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Does State Congressman Have Pull At Regional Office

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I just filled out a privacy form to have my state congressman inquire into my appeal that has been going on for over 3 and half years.

Is it likely this will help? They said that it will be expedited but wanted to know if this really works?

Thanks everyone....

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I just filled out a privacy form to have my state congressman inquire into my appeal that has been going on for over 3 and half years.

Is it likely this will help? They said that it will be expedited but wanted to know if this really works?

Thanks everyone....

IMO - NO, it will not expedite any action . . .

other than a lower level congressional aid sending a little inquiry,

someone at VA pulling your file and

sending the lowly aid a little letter stating how big the backlog is

and that they are assuredly working all veterans claims as quickly as possible.

Then the congressional aid will send you a copy of that letter.

Your file - HOPEFULLY - will go right back into the same slot

it was pulled from, or might get tossed anywhere - no way to know

other than what's SUPPOSED, to happen.

JMHO

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Yes, it may help if the congressman is your brother-in-law. Other than that it probably won't help since your congressman or senator has other things to do like raising money from bank lobby in D.C.

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When you say "state congressman" are you indicating a member of your "states" government vs the federal governemnt?

If it truly is a state congressman (non-fed), I would expect they will ignore it.

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