Casework: How This Office Can Help
For over 47 years, it has been a privilege and an honor to assist Vermonters who have questions about available federal resources and need help resolving problems with federal agencies.
On November 15, 2021, Senator Leahy announced his intent not to seek re-election and to retire from the Senate at the conclusion of the 117th Congress (end of 2022). He and his staff continue to serve Vermonters and conduct legislative business.
Because the timeframe for resolving some cases involving federal agencies may extend beyond the end of Senator Leahy’s term, it may be more helpful for you to work with another member of Vermont’s Congressional delegation.
If you have questions about how this may affect any current or future casework requests, please call the Burlington office at (802) 863-2525 or (800) 642-3193.
You may also use the contact form to reach casework staff.
Due to separation of powers, Senator Leahy is unable to help with problems involving state or judicial agencies.
Department of Education
You can find general information about the Department of Education, along with the answers to more specific questions about financial aid, defaulted student loans, and loan cancellation at the Department of Education's website. The Student Aid Ombudsman is a good resource for people who are having trouble with their student loans.
The adoption of children from other countries involves the U.S. Department of State's Office of Children’s Issues (OCI) as well as the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The U.S. Department of State's OCI website can answer many of your questions about the adoption process in over 60 countries. USCIS provides additional information on the immigration process for foreign-born adopted children.
Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 or older, under age 65 with certain disabilities and any age with End-Stage Renal Disease. The Medicare website has useful information for Medicare beneficiaries or people with questions about Medicare.
Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration's web site has useful information about retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits. You can also find Social Security forms and a section that explains how to apply for benefits. If you need further assistance, please contact Senator Leahy's Burlington office at 1-800-642-3193.
Workers' Compensation Program
The Office of Workers' Compensation Programs administers four major disability compensation programs which provide wage replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational rehabilitation, and other benefits to federal workers or their dependents that are injured at work or acquire an occupational disease.