PACT Act Is Now Law, 23 New Presumptives, Agent Orange, Burn Pits

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VA Secretary's Statement on the Signing of the PACT Act

"The PACT Act is a historic new law that will help VA deliver for millions of Veterans — and their survivors — by empowering us to presumptively provide care and benefits to Vets suffering from more than 20 toxic exposure-related conditions. It will also bring generations of Veterans into VA health care, which will improve Veteran health outcomes across the board.

We at VA are ready to implement the PACT Act and deliver for toxic-exposed Veterans and their survivors. If you think you might be eligible for PACT Act benefits, here’s what you need to know:

  • You can apply for PACT Act-related benefits now by filing a claim at VA.
  • As President Biden announced at the bill signing, we are making all 23 presumptive conditions in the PACT Act eligible for benefits effective today, August 10.
  • You can learn more about the PACT Act by visiting or calling 1-800-MyVA411.

Thank you to all of the Veterans, survivors and family members who fought tirelessly to make this day possible, and thank you to President Biden for keeping our nation’s promise to those who served. We at VA will stop at nothing to make sure that every Veteran and every survivor gets the PACT Act-related care and benefits they deserve." - VA Secretary Denis R. McDonough


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5 Ways the PACT Act Helps Veterans

The PACT Act provides new opportunities for Veterans to access health care services and disability compensation. In this episode of theSITREP, learn five ways the PACT Act will help Veterans and how you can find additional information about the PACT Act. 


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Valuable Benefits for Veterans from State Agencies

State Veterans Affairs agencies provide a variety of benefits and services to Veterans, and are the second-largest provider of services to Veterans, contributing more than $8 billion annually in benefits to Veterans and their families.



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G.I. Bill Tool Makes Comparing Benefits at Approved Schools Easier than Ever

The updated G.I. Bill Comparison Tool makes comparing your G.I. Bill benefits at approved schools, employers and VET TEC providers easier than ever before.


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Explore the History of VA

Explore the "History of VA in 100 Objects," a virtual exhibit showcasing objects from 1776 to the present that illuminate the Nation's historical efforts to honor and reward Veterans. Learn more about the historical significance of Objects 35 "Dayton Bible" and 36 "Pension Bureau Special Examiners" that were recently added to the virtual display.


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Find Your Next Job at IRS

The IRS is always looking to hire Veterans through special Veteran hiring authorities. To see how you could qualify for a job at IRS, email

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Update Your Address and Contact Information Online

Are you moving, currently receiving benefits or prescriptions, or enrolled in VA health care and want to know how to change your address? You can update your personal contact information anytime, anywhere through Log in or create a free account today!


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