President Biden to Announce Burn Pit Benefits Plans for Affected Vets

President Joe Biden is planning to announce plans to issue health care and disability benefits to more veterans who are impacted by toxic exposure from burn pits during his State of the Union address this week.

According to an article published Stars and Stripes, “The Department of Veterans Affairs will soon initiate a federal rulemaking process to add nine rare respiratory cancers to the department’s presumptive list, according to the official. Being on the list means the government acknowledges a veteran’s military service caused their medical condition, and it lowers the amount of evidence that a veteran must provide to receive benefits.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability