After scandal, former military members seek help with claims, appointments



EL PASO, Texas

A counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic violence and abuse who was seeking help for depression, and told her she would not be able to see a psychologist. She looked too nice and put together for someone depressed, King was told.

Like others who’ve failed to receive help at troubled VA offices, the Army veteran then gave up.

“I have a son, I’m his only support system, I have to keep it together,” King recalled telling the VA office in El Paso, trying to explain why she didn’t look disheveled.

 

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