JOINT SERVICE COMMITTEE

Contact (206) 963-2864 to make an appointment or to talk to one of the Joint Service Committee (JSC) members. The JSC only consists of veterans. They are not paid. They love the comradery and like to chat while enjoying their coffee.

  

The JSC meets twice a week at the Fleet Reserve Association in Mountlake Terrace; Tues & Wed from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The address is 23003 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 an attorneys and is VA certified. He fully understands what the VA is looking for when reviewing 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.

 

The JSC is currently working with a group of veterans to develop an education and outreach program to identify "Blue Water Vietnam Veterans” to notify and assist them with claims for benefits for exposure to Agent Orange. 

 

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Veteran's Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255; then press "1"

 


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