August 10, 2022
Today, the President signed into law the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022. This is an historic moment for hundreds of thousands of Veterans nationwide. The new law fulfills President Biden’s top priority of addressing Military Environmental Exposures and keeping our nation’s promise to care for Veterans who suffer from those conditions and their survivors.
The PACT Act is one of the largest health and benefit expansions in American 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.
More information about the PACT Act implementation is available at www.va.gov/PACT or call 1-800-MyVA411.
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