Almost a year ago, President Biden signed into law The Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, the most significant expansion of benefits and services for toxic-exposed veterans in more than 30 years.
The PACT Act has expanded and extended eligibility for permanent Veterans Affairs (VA) health care and benefits for millions of veterans who may have been exposed to burn pits and other toxins during military deployments.
If you are an IAM veteran, you may be eligible for PACT Act benefits.
The deadline to file a claim to receive PACT Act retroactive benefits or submit an intent to file is Wednesday, August 9, 2023. If you file your claim or submit an intent to file by this date, you may be eligible to receive benefits backdated to August 10, 2022.
The PACT Act provides several benefits for veterans who have been exposed to toxic substances, including:
- VA health care coverage for a wide range of conditions, including cancer, respiratory illnesses, and mental health disorders.
- Disability compensation for veterans who have been disabled by their exposure to toxic substances.
- Death benefits for the survivors of veterans who have died from their exposure to toxic substances.
If you are not sure if you are eligible for PACT Act benefits or need assistance filing a claim, you can contact the IAM Veterans Affairs Department for assistance at iam4.me/VeteranServices or call 301-967-4717.
The deadline for receiving PACT Act retroactive benefits or submitting an intent to file is Wednesday, August 9, 2023. Don’t miss out on this critical opportunity to get your deserved benefits.
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