VA PACT Act Claims Process Under Review For 0% Disability Ratings

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reviewing its PACT Act claims process due to a large number of 0% disability ratings related to those claims. A report published by Military.com notes that while the VA has approved most PACT Act claims submitted since the program began, more than 30% have received a 0% disability rating… Read more »

Important PACT Act Deadline Passes

Update August 16, 2023: The VA deadline to file (or submit an intent to file) for retroactive PACT Act benefits has passed. The deadline was 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, August 14, 2023. Those who filed before that deadline may qualify to have their benefits backdated to August 10, 2022, the day the PACT Act… Read more »

VA Review Could Expand PACT Act Eligibility

The Department of Veterans Affairs is performing a review of certain medical conditions to learn if there’s a relationship between them and military duty in areas listed in PACT Act legislation, such as Iraq and Afghanistan. When the PACT Act was passed, that law expanded VA benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange,… Read more »

VA PACT Act Enrollment Period For Post-9/11 Veterans Has Ended

UPDATED 11/30/23: The special enrollment period discussed below has ended. September 30 2023 was the last day to sign up. The Department of Veterans Affairs offered a special sign-up period for post-9/11 veterans who want to claim PACT Act benefits for toxic exposures in the line of duty. That offer ended on September 30, 2023…. Read more »

How to Get a VA Toxic Exposure Screening

The PACT Act expanded VA compensation for service-connected disabilities or medical problems associated with toxic exposures to burn pits, Agent Orange, those suffering from Gulf War Syndrome, and related issues. Post-9/11 combat veterans are especially vulnerable and should be screened immediately. But all veterans can benefit from being screened for duty-related toxic exposures. Thanks to… Read more »


PACT Act Second Chance for Survivors Previously Denied VA Claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a second chance to surviving family members of veterans who died from PACT Act illnesses. This opportunity to appeal a previously denied VA claim is offered to those denied by the VA in the past and may qualify for additional consideration under PACT Act guidelines. What is the PACT… Read more »


The PACT Act and Your VA Benefits

Learn how the PACT Act impacts your VA benefits and what you need to know to ensure you continue receiving the benefits you deserve. Learn more.