As I campaigned last year to become your next senator, I made a promise.
I promised that acting in Wyoming’s best interests would always be my highest priority.
My office’s motto is “All Wyoming, All the Time,” and we take that very seriously.
One of the most important ways we do this is through constituent services. Federal agencies are a maddening web of red tape and confusing organizational charts. My state staff specializes in cutting through that red tape and helping people in Wyoming.
Recently, my staff helped a Korean War veteran secure his pension and provide financial relief for him and his family. The family gave me permission to share this story with you.
Wheatland resident Lester Schultz served his country admirably in the Korean War. He now lives in a nursing home in Wheatland, but was not receiving his pension from the military.
His family was bearing the financial burden of his nursing home costs. In November 2019, his daughter, Cindy, began trying to obtain Mr. Schultz’s military pension to help relieve some of the financial stress.
Because of a paperwork error, Mr. Schultz had two accounts with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This prevented the VA from awarding his pension. Cindy contacted Noah Jones in my Cheyenne office for help.
Noah worked with the Veterans Service Office and the Cheyenne VA to combine Mr. Schultz’s two accounts and make sure his pension case was active in the system. Once the accounts were combined, the VA’s Pension Management Center quickly began to process the claim.
Not only did the VA award Mr. Schultz his pension, but he is also now eligible for back pay.
This is an example of one of the many ways my staff can assist you.
We have good working relationships with federal agencies, and it is our job to help you navigate them. If there is an issue you need help with, please contact us.
The government is supposed to work for you. If it doesn’t, we’ll step in to try and get results. You can find the state office nearest you at my website www.lummis.senate.gov.