To streamline your inquiry, please be prepared to provide information such as:
Your Social Security number for a case involving Social Security.
VA claim number for a case with Department of Veterans Affairs
Taxpayer identification number (Social Security number, if individual) for an Internal
Revenue Service problem, etc.
Your address, home phone number, and daytime phone number(if different from home) so that we
can obtain any additional information from you that might be necessary.
Copies of any related documents or correspondence that you have have from the agency involved
Please Note The Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. §
552a) requires that Members of Congress or their staff have written authorization before they can obtain
information about an individual's case. You can
access the privacy release form here or you can call my district office at (513) 474-7777 to request a form
via mail. Please note that the form must be signed by the individual who is seeking assistance, not a relative or a
What happens after I return my privacy release form?
Once our office receives your signed privacy release form and any supporting documentation, we will be able to
initiate an inquiry on your behalf with a federal agency named on the release form.
Typically, agencies have 30 days to respond to an inquiry. This may be an acknowledgement, status or update on
the case. A final decision can vary depending on the issue.
While many issues are resolved in a timely manner, there are situations that do take longer than 30 days.