PACT Act News: Deadlines Approaching Fast

From “VA encourages all eligible Veterans and survivors to file a claim—or submit their intent to file a claim—for PACT Act-related benefits now. Veterans who do so on or before Aug. 9, 2023 may have their benefits (if granted) backdated to Aug. 10, 2022, the day that President Biden signed the bill into law.”

“The PACT Act is one of the largest health and benefit expansions in VA history. It recognizes toxic exposure as a “cost of war” by addressing the full range of issues impacting toxic-exposed Veterans, ensuring generations of Veterans who suffer from toxic exposure-related conditions get the benefits and care they’ve earned. This new law also expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans with toxic exposures and Veterans of the Vietnam era, Gulf War era, and Post-9/11 era.”