The American Legion is hosting crisis centers to help veterans get doctor's appointments and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
More than 1,800 people in Arizona, North Carolina and Texas have been helped so far. The Legion will set up the temporary centers in seven more cities that also saw the longest waiting times.
The centers come in the wake of the VA scandal that brought to light long wait times and false record-keeping.
The American Legion also holds a town-hall meeting, where veterans can air their grievances.
Verna Jones, who is the director of the Legion's Veterans affairs, says the centers provide experts who hear the veterans' cases and help them present their issue to VA employees.
The crisis centers are staffed with VA doctors, nurses and schedulers.
Copyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.