Westmoreland hosts workshop on Medicare, SS
by Clay Neely
Congressman Lynn Westmoreland hosted a Social Security and Medicare information workshop at the Asa Powell Sr. Expo Center in Newnan on Thursday.
A variety of speakers were on hand to discuss the issues and questions that Social Security recipients are facing. Representatives from health care offices answered questions regarding eligibility, legal assistance, maximizing the available benefits that are available and avoiding fraud.
“Health care is changing and Social Security is certainly a part of that,” Westmoreland said. “Helping our citizens understand the benefits that they’re entitled to is one of the most constituent-based services we do and it’s also the most rewarding.”
Ensuring that those who are eligible for Social Security, disability and Medicare have their questions answered was the primary focus for the workshop, according to Westmoreland.
“Uncertainty and fear drives misunderstanding,” Westmoreland added. “We feel that having local representatives to address these concerns is beneficial to everyone. It’s important that our citizens know that they should never hesitate to call our office for help.”
Two of the most common cases his Newnan staff assists with are Social Security and veterans affairs, Westmoreland said.
Anyone who needs assistance on one of these issues may contact Kathy Pappas or John Stuckey in Westmoreland’s Newnan office, 770-683-2033. For more information check Westmoreland’s website at www.house.gov/westmoreland, or call either of his offices at 770-683-2033 in Newnan or 202-225-5901 in Washington. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For those wishing to write a letter, Westmoreland’s Washington, D.C. office is at 2433 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515 and his Newnan office is at 1601-B East Highway 34, Newnan, GA 30265.