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Posted on: July 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] URGENT! Don't Delay, File Your PACT Act Claim Today

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Signed into law on August 10, 2022, the PACT Act expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans who were exposed to toxic fumes and other hazards while fighting for our country.  Veterans and survivors must file a claim within one year of the bill's enactment – by August 9, 2023 – to preserve this effective date. If Veterans file their PACT Act claim on or after August 10, 2023, their effective date for payment will be the date upon which their claim was filed, rather than the date the law was enacted.

Westmoreland County Department of Veterans Affairs Can Help!

  • Claim assistance is available by calling 724-830-3530.
  • An Intent to File can be initiated by calling 1-800-827-1000 and stating the desire to file a claim under the PACT ACT.  This can also be accomplished by submitting VA Form 21-0966 via fax to 1-844-531-7818.  This will extend consideration for one year from the Intent date.

Please call 724-830-3530 or email [email protected] for questions or assistance.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Resources

The VA is committed to ensuring all Veterans and their family members receive the benefits and care they have earned. Family members or dependents of deceased Veterans may qualify for various VA benefits.

  • Apply now for PACT Act benefits by filing a claim
  • If you have not yet enrolled in VA for health care, learn how to apply.

Scan the QR code above to learn more about how to file a claim. 

Learn more: Watch PACT ACT OVERVIEW Video,  visit VA.Gov/PACT or call 1-800-MyVA411.

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