Rep. Ruiz's Office Helps 91-year-old Veteran

July 16, 2018
Making Government Work for You

Ben Wallace -- a 91-year-old veteran from Palm Desert -- filed a claim for disability benefits from the Veterans Administration in 2016. His case slipped through the cracks, and two years later, he still did not have the benefits he deserved.

When our veterans return home, we owe them the highest quality care. Mr. Wallace contacted my office, and within two weeks, he received retroactive compensation and a new monthly benefit.

"Thank you to Congressman Ruiz and his staff for helping me finally get my VA benefits," Mr. Wallace said. "I am 91-years-old and had been trying for two years to get medical benefits for my hearing loss and tinnitus. My claim was approved by the VA two weeks after I contacted Congressman Ruiz for help."

If you are a resident of the 36th district and are having issues with a federal agency, my office is here to cut through the red tape and get you the benefits you deserve. If you have a question about a federal agency or program, please contact my district office at 760-424-8888. We're here to help!