Senator Manchin's Newsletter - November 14, 2017

Senator Manchin
2017-11-14 17:27:40
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On the Road

As Americans stormed the beaches of Normandy, battled at Iwo Jima, fought up the Korean Peninsula, served in the jungles of Vietnam and defended our national interests across the Middle East, West Virginian service members never flinched, and bravely led the way to serve and defend the United States of America. We’re one of the most patriotic states in the country, and this Veterans Day I was honored to join my fellow West Virginians in reflecting on the men and women of not only our state, but our entire country, who chose to sacrifice so much so that we may all sleep soundly.

I spent Veterans Day weekend in several of our communities, including Moorefield where I presented Vietnam Veteran, Roger Champ with his long-overdue Purple Heart.  I also hosted a "Coffee and Commemoration" in Keyser to honor our Veterans with a ceremony celebrating the passage of the Wereth 11 Resolution, a bill that honors Mineral County native James "Aubrey" Stewart and other patriots who were killed in World War II. I also hosted a Community Town Hall in Petersburg which featured a panel of substance abuse experts who addressed opioid concerns in our communities. 

Purple Heart Ceremony

 

 

Wereth 11 Ceremony

 (Pictured with Senator Manchin are Kip Price and World War II Veteran Paul McCue.)

Petersburg Town Hall

 

 

How May We Help You?

 

I truly appreciate the opportunity to hear from West Virginians. As your U.S. Senator, I am proud to be your voice with government agencies during your time of need. My goal is to provide top-notch customer service for every West Virginian who contacts me, or who may need help.  I have a team of caseworkers in each of my four offices to help you with matters of concern. While I have no direct jurisdiction in the administrative matters of any federal, state, or local agency, I welcome the opportunity to assist you with whatever problem you may be experiencing and ask that full consideration be given to your case.

Recently my office was able to help John Bine, from Wellsburg, West Virginia.  John had requested a recalculation of his retirement benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and was unable to get a timely response, so he contacted my office for help.   Angie Walsh, caseworker in my Martinsburg, WV office successfully worked with the SSA to provide John with his audit and ultimately his increased monthly payment.  If you need help with social security benefits, or know of someone in need of assistance with the VA, military records, Black Lung benefits, health insurance or any other agency, please let me know. 

To seek casework assistance, click here or contact any of my offices listed at the bottom of this page.

 

To learn more, call my office Toll Free at (855) 275-5737, email me,or find me on social media:

             

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