Honoring our PACT Act of 2022

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The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act of 2022, or PACT Act, is a bill that directly addresses the impact on Veterans and others who were exposed to environmental toxins, burn pits, radiation, and Agent Orange due to their time in service. The PACT Act also includes the Camp Lejeune Justice Act.

The bill is named in honor of Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson, an Ohio National Guard service member who died in 2020 due to exposure to toxic chemicals. This bill is a bipartisan effort to expand coverage, treatments, and resources to sick Veterans and others who were impacted by toxins due to service in the U.S. military. The bill passed Congress on August 2, 2022, and was signed into law on August 10th, 2022.

What Does the PACT Act Do for Veterans?

The PACT Act will make monumental changes to allow greater care to Veterans and others who have been impacted by exposure to harmful toxins, while also improving the VA’s processes and ability to determine presumptive conditions due to harmful exposure. We’ve outlined some of the important updates of this legislation below.

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Improved Toxic Exposure Presumption Process

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23 Conditions Added to the Presumptive Burn Pit Exposure List

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Expanded Presumptions for Agent Orange & Herbicide Exposure

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Expanded Definition of Toxic Exposure Presumptive Service Periods

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Improved VA Claims Process

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Expansion of Health Care Eligibility

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Improved VA Resources and Training Regarding Toxic-Exposed Veterans

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Support for Federal Research on Toxic Exposure

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