Accessing your PACT Act benefits

Aug 31, 2022

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The Honoring Our PACT Act will grant full VA disability and healthcare benefits for veterans who suffer from illnesses due to toxic exposure.

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. The Act (1) 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, and (2) expands eligibility for benefits for Veterans exposed to toxic substances.

Important Links:

Download the PACT Act Frequently Asked Questions PDF

Download the PACT Act Survivors Benefits PDF

Statement from SECVA on Senate Passage of the PACT Act

Statement from SECVA on Bill Signing of the PACT Act

How can a Veteran file a claim?

Veterans who would like to file a claim must complete VA Form 21-526EZ to apply for benefits and submit any supportive evidence. To learn about standard VA disability claims, supplemental claims, secondary claims, and more visit: www.VA.gov/disability/how-to-file-claim/when-to-file

How can Veterans apply for VA health care?

Apply online at VA.gov/health-care/apply/application/introduction. Call our toll-free hotline at 877-222-8387, M-F, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET. Mail a completed, signed Application for Health Benefits (VA Form 10-10EZ). Bring a completed, signed VA Form 10-10EZ with you to your nearest medical center or clinic or get help through your state’s Department of Veterans Affairs Service Officer. Get help filing your claim by working with an accredited representative.

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