According to the VA, “The PACT Act is perhaps the largest health care and benefits expansion in VA history.” This new law was signed on August 10, 2022. That being said, whether you believe you qualify or not, you want to understand what this new law can do for any veteran with toxic exposure during their military duty. Unfortunately, many veterans have already been denied for exposure due to Agent Orange, burn pits, airborne, and other toxic episodes. Finally, there is new hope. This new law changes the way the VA “presumes” eligibility and opens the door once again to the majority of veterans who were previously denied. More than twenty new presumptive conditions for Agent Orange, burn pits, and other toxic exposures have been added, removing the need to prove the condition is service-connected. This is long overdue!
Help us get the word out so these honorable servants can be properly awarded for their commitment and service.
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VA Benefits Hotline: (800) 827-1000
Overall explanation: https://www.va.gov/resources/the-pact-act-and-your-va-benefits/
Help for survivors: https://www.va.gov/disability/dependency-indemnity-compensation/
Survivors pension: https://www.va.gov/pension/survivors-pension/
Save your date: https://www.va.gov/resources/your-intent-to-file-a-va-claim/