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PACT Act Application Deadline Extended for Veterans with Disabilities


By the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


WICHITA, Kan. — Those who haven’t and need to have and extension until 11:59 p.m. ET today, Aug. 14, 2023, to file the PACT Act claim—or submit the intent to file—and be eligible for benefits backdated to August 10, 2022. You can take advantage of this extension and file now at (

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. It adds to the list of health conditions that the VA presumes are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they  earned and deserve.