Many of our members have an interest in the new PACT Act and may be affected by toxic exposure. Veterans Affairs officials plan a public awareness blitz over the next five weeks to get as many individuals as possible to sign up for new military toxic exposure benefits ahead of an August deadline for retroactive payouts.
Toxic Exposure Chat: Newly Expanded Benefits for Veterans Exposed to Toxins
When: Fri. Jul 14, 2023, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm ET
Where: This is an online event.
More Veterans are eligible for VA benefits now! Need to know how eligibility for benefits has recently expanded? The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Tune in to this Twitch event as Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) teams up with experts from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs on July 14 at 4:00 pm ET.
How to join the event:
- Prior to the event, follow Wounded Warrior Project’s Twitch account.
- Go to WWP’s Twitch account a few minutes before the event.
- When the live broadcast begins, a ring will appear around the WWP profile picture with the word Live.
- Tap or click this to view the video.
Deadline Looms for Veterans to Get Retroactive Toxic Exposure Benefits
Read the MOAA article HERE
Additional links on our website to assist in applying and navigating the application. Find Additional Links Here
PACT Act Vet Fest/Claims Workshop Middleburg VA Clinic 400 College Blvd, Suite 200 Middleburg, FL 32068 Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Contact: Bruce.Clisby@va.gov, 727-319-5904
VetFest Florida Tropicana Field 1 Tropicana Drive St. Petersburg, FL 33705 Saturday, August 5, 2023, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm ET Free admission to Veterans and their families Contact: Marykay.Rutan@va.gov, 386-292-3608 PACT Act Summer
VetFest Eglin Air Force Base Outpatient Clinic 100 Veterans Way Pensacola, FL 32542 Friday, August 4, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Contact: Jason Boatwright: Jason.Boatwright@va.gov