Legion setting up phone bank for VA questions

As part of its return to Phoenix next week, The American Legion will man phone lines June 10-13 to answer questions from veterans about their Department of Veterans Affairs health care and benefits.

The American Legion is sending a team of experts to Phoenix next week to set up a Veterans Crisis Command Center to help veterans and family members affected by the health-care scandal at the Phoenix VA Health Care System. A “triage team” will be on site at American Legion Post 1 in Phoenix to identify problems of those who visit the center, then direct them to appropriate stations on site for benefits claims, enrollment and bereavement counseling. At the same time, four dedicated phone lines will be available for veterans to call in and ask questions about their VA health care, benefits and any other issues relating to VA. The phone lines will be available from noon-8 p.m. June 10, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. June 11-12, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 13.

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