New Bill to Expand Benefits to Veterans with Toxic Exposure

This week the introduction of new legislation was announced which, if passed, will provide expanded access to benefits for veterans with illnesses related to toxic exposure.

According to an article published by, “The Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act introduced this week has an ambitious aim — cutting through the red tape to switch the burden of proof from the veteran to VA. The legislation would require VA to provide benefits to veterans exposed to hazards during service who have one or more of the dozens of diseases included in the scope of the bill, such as “cancer of any type, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lymphoma, Granulomatous disease, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis, asthma diagnosed after service” in the areas covered by the bill and more.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability