New Biden campaign ad highlights the PACT Act on Veterans Day weekend
A new Biden-Harris campaign ad highlights the PACT Act on Veterans' Day weekend, which made it easier for veterans exposed to burn pits to receive benefits.
VA reports major uptick in veterans’ care after passage of toxic exposure law
The PACT Act provides that roughly two dozen chronic conditions and illnesses are presumed to be caused by breathing toxins from open burn pits or exposure to other hazards, including Agent Orange and radiation.
PACT Act in one year aided 340,000 ailing veterans and survivors, Biden says
WASHINGTON — One of the “most significant laws ever signed to help veterans” has already assisted over 340,000 former service members and their survivors seeking care for illnesses and cancers now presumed to be connected to open burn pits and other toxins, President Joe Biden said in Utah on Thursday as he marked one year […]
Thousands of veterans deluge VA with claims for toxic exposure benefits, health care
The VA is hiring more employees to provide health care and process applications. But a short-term backlog still is expected.
Law providing health care to burn pit victims ends a decades-old injustice | Opinion
Most important, the PACT Act removes the burden of proof and gives veterans the benefit of doubt at a time of desperate need.
U.S. Senate passes landmark legislation to aid veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange
U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., voted against the bill, saying it '[substituted] Congress’ political judgment in place of available evidence.'Je