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Casework Success Stories

Korean War Veteran Receives Overdue Disability Benefits

Michael Solomito of Glen Cove proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. While working on Navy ships, Solomito was exposed to asbestos. He subsequently developed lung cancer and, for three years, tried to receive benefits from the VA. Shortly after Congressman Suozzi was sworn in, Solomito asked the Congressman for assistance, and Suozzi’s office reached out to the VA on Solomito’s behalf.  Michael Solomito was subsequently awarded a 100 percent disability, approximately $90,000 in retroactive benefits, and is now receiving monthly disability benefits.


Veteran Receives VA Disability Benefits

Kevin McNeil of Huntington proudly served his country. As a result of his service, he suffers from PTSD.   He sought VA disability benefits on his own and was unsuccessful.  McNeil then reached out to Congressman Suozzi's office for assistance, and was subsequently awarded at 100 percent disability and $23,000 in retroactive benefits.


Passport Renewed for Medical Student 

Danielle Aliano, of Cold Spring Harbor, is attending medical school in Australia. During a recent med school rotation, she returned home for a visit. It was then that she realized that her passport was to expire within six months, which would make her unable to return to Australia to continue her studies.  With limited time to renew her passport, she contacted Congressman Suozzi’s office for assistance. Suozzi’s office secured her a timely appointment at the passport agency and she was able to renew her passport in time for her return to medical school.