The PACT Act - How Does it Affect Veterans?

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans that were exposed to certain toxic substances during their time of service. This law is set to be signed into law by President Joe Biden on Monday, August 8th.

The PACT Act will expand VA health care eligibility for Veterans who were exposed to toxic substances as well as Veterans of the Vietnam War, Gulf War, and post-9/11 eras. Every Veteran who receives VA healthcare will be screened for exposure to toxic substances. In addition, more than 20 “presumptive conditions” will be added, including more locations of exposure for Agent Orange and radiation. If you meet certain criteria for a presumptive condition, you don't have to prove that your condition is related to your military service, as it is automatically assumed. This Act will also help improve research, education, and treatment when it comes to exposure to toxic substances.

If you think you may qualify for compensation or VA health care benefits under the PACT Act, you can file a claim now.

If you have questions about the PACT Act or need help evaluating a denied claim, we can help! Please contact us via phone at (309) 517-5415, or you can book a free telephone, virtual, or in-person consultation on our website using the “book now” feature.