Legislation for Burn Pit Victims
The Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act finally passed in Congress and was signed into law by President Biden on 10 August 2022. This legislation includes, among other things:
- Expands VA care to over 3.5 million post-9/11 veterans
- Adds 23 presumptive conditions for toxic exposure
- Requires toxic exposure screenings and education in VA clinics
- Adds 31 new VA facilities
- Expands the list of locations with presumed exposure to Agent Orange
The PACT Act also includes the Camp LeJeune Justice Act, which allows people who lived and worked on the base from 1953-1987 to apply for compensation for a variety of presumptive conditions approved in the legislation.
The Veteran’s Administration has set up a website to provide detailed information on eligibility and filing requirements for medical issues related to PACT Act conditions. You can access this information at The PACT Act And Your VA Benefits | Veterans Affairs .