Deadline to file is August 9
Washington, D.C. — Veterans are advised to take advantage of possible benefits under the PACT Act for exposure to burn pits, Agent Orange and other toxic substances by filing a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs by August 9.
The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for veterans with toxic exposures and veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf War and post-9/11 eras.
If eligible veterans and their families file a claim by August 9, 2023, they could get their benefits backdated to August 10, 2022. Past the deadline, veterans are still eligible to file claims for future PACT benefits after August 9, 2023.