Constituent Services

US Capitol BuildingMy office can help you understand your rights and responsibilities relative to various federal programs and help you work through any challenges you may have with a federal agency. Although we cannot override the decisions made by a federal agency, or direct an agency to decide a matter in your favor, we can often intervene on your behalf to answer questions, find solutions, and ensure that you are treated fairly.

Please consult this official A-Z list of federal agencies to determine if the agency you are experiencing difficulty with is federal.

To request help, please print and sign the Privacy Release Form which can be found by clicking here.

Please include all relevant information and claim numbers in your correspondence—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 than home) so that we can obtain any additional information from you that might be necessary; and
  • Copies of any related documents or correspondence that you may have from the agency involved.

Mail the packet with your materials (including the signed form and letter) to:

Congressman Jim Costa
Attention: Director of Constituent Services
855 M Street, Suite 940
Fresno, CA 93721

If you have any questions at all, please call my Fresno office at (559) 495-1620.