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The Pact Act

Veterans’ Voices is directed toward veterans and their families who have given so much to ensure our freedom in this country. This is an area where you may share your experiences, or read of other veterans’ experiences. We thank you for your service, and hope that you know how much you are loved and appreciated.


This new Act has been on the news and newspapers for the last six months or so. A lot of us don’t know what this is or what it can do for you. Every time you call the VA, The Pact Act is mentioned on the recording. A lot of the correspondence from the VA mentions this also. When you go to the VA website attempting to get some information, it is all quite confusing. I will see if I can make it easier for you to understand the important aspects of it.

The Pact Act is the largest health care and benefit expansion in VA history. The full name of the law is The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics. VA disability compensation provides tax-free monthly payments. If you have a health condition caused by exposure to burn pits or other specific hazards in the air, soil, or water during your service, you may be eligible.

It expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for veterans with toxic exposures and veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf War and post Expands and extends eligibility for VA health care for Veterans with toxic exposures and Veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf War, and post-9/11 eras. It gives you many different presumptive conditions for burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic exposures.


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