Contact (206) 963-2864 to make an appointment or to talk to one of the Joint Service Committee members. The Joint Service Committee (JSC) only consists of veterans. They are not paid. They love comradery and like to chat while enjoying donuts and coffee.
The JSC meets twice a week at the American Legion hall in Mountlake Terrace; Tues & Wed from 9:00 am to however long it takes. Their address is 22909 56th Ave West in MLT. They are focused on helping veterans who are having problems dealing with the VA. They are very good helping those veterans suffering from PTSD, to successfully navigate the VA morass in regard to their individual VA claims.
There is one veteran, Rob Caldwell, who is particularly impressive helping veterans with PTSD. He is greatly assisted by Bob Capriles; both are attorneys, and both are VA qualified. They fully understand what the VA is looking for when they review VA Claims. The JSC includes a well-trained core of veterans who are fellow volunteers who work with veterans who need help with their VA Claims.
The JSC has their own computers, they keep their own files (confidential) and they help veterans to fill out correctly the appropriate paperwork for their VA Claims. The JSC then file said VA claims with the VA; and follow up with the VA. Any confidential data is kept in a safe when not being used.
There are veterans on the JSC who are exceedingly good at getting through to PTSD hard core cases. It takes time. They take whatever time it needs to take. They know what they are doing; they have done it successfully many times before. They are persistent and eventually they get any veteran suffering from PTSD to talk. Then his or her world starts to get better.
Veteran's Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255; then press "1"