- Associated Press - Friday, June 6, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - The American Legion is opening a “crisis command center” in Phoenix to help veterans caught up in the waiting list scandal at Veteran Affairs medical centers.

The Legion says it is sending a team of experts to Phoenix to set up the center set to open next week.

The director of the Legion’s Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Division in Washington says the crisis center will have a triage team to identify veterans’ problems and direct them to stations where they’ll get help. Verna Jones says on-site stations include benefits claims, enrollment in VA health care and bereavement counseling.

The center is to be set up at the American Legion’s Post 1 on Seventh Avenue and open at noon on Tuesday.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide