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Congresswoman Hayes Launches 'Casework on Your Corner' Program in CT

Earlier this Month, Congresswoman Hayes released the following Press Release:

WATERBURY – Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) announced her signature “Casework on Your Corner” program will be available once a month in Meriden and Danbury. Since taking office in 2019, Congresswoman Hayes has hosted over 70 “Casework on Your Corner” events throughout the Fifth District to provide constituent services that meets people where they are to assist with issues involving federal agencies. Last year, the office successfully closed more than 750 cases and returned $9.9 million to constituents through casework.

Many residents are often unaware of the services a congressional office can provide. “Casework on Your Corner” was established to bring caseworkers directly to constituents at public libraries, farmers markets, small businesses, and community events. Starting Tuesday, January 17, 2023, caseworkers will be available one Tuesday a month from 11:00am to 4:00pm at the Meriden City Hall in the Mayor’s Conference Room and the Danbury City Hall in Room 3C.

“I have been adamant in my pursuit to make resources and services more accessible for all who call the Fifth District home,” said Congresswoman Hayes. “While my office is always available to provide guidance, too often people do not know where to go or who to call with federal issue. Through ‘Casework on Your Corner,’ we are able to meet constituents, answer questions, and open new cases in real time. By launching this monthly program, I hope to connect more people to my office and provide a consistent presence in these communities.”

Congresswoman Hayes and her dedicated casework staff stand ready to help constituents navigate problems with a federal agency including the:

  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and other federal programs and agencies.

If residents or business owners are experiencing an issue with a federal agency or have a question, they are encouraged to attend a “Casework on Your Corner” event or call 860-223-8412. More information on how to obtain assistance can be found here

What constituents are saying:

“Congresswoman Hayes and her staff did a stellar job helping me with the VA regarding my husband’s exposure to agent orange in Vietnam. My family and I greatly appreciate their proactiveness and thoughtfulness during a difficult time in my life. Their attention to detail and timeliness made this daunting journey seamless.” –Cynthia of Woodbury (2021)

“Rep. Hayes’ Office went above and beyond to help my family resolve a passport issue. We had tried working with the government agency directly but it wasn’t until Rep. Hayes office stepped in that we felt heard and supported. Very grateful for Rep. Hayes and her staff.” – Nandi of Farmington (2022)

“Thanks to the Congresswoman and her casework team, I was able to get clarification on a tax issue. Without their assistance, I don't know when I would have received the answer to my question.” – Laurence of Sharon (2021)

“I would like to convey my sincere gratitude for the Honorable Congresswoman and her office staff. The timely assistance I received from the Honorable Congresswoman’s office was very helpful in the timely approval of my green card without further delay.” – Raja of New Britain (2022)

An upcoming schedule of “Casework on Your Corner” can be found below.

Meriden City Hall

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Danbury City Hall

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

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