VA News - Thanks to historic new legislation called the PACT Act, VA is now able to provide generations of toxic-exposed Veterans and their survivors with the health care and benefits they deserve. Since President Biden signed the PACT Act into law on August 10, 2022, more than 300,000 Veterans and survivors have applied for their earned benefits, more than 2 million Veterans have been screened for toxic exposures, and more than 161,000 Veterans have enrolled in VA health care.
Beginning today, VA will be publishing this dashboard every other Friday to measure the implementation of this legislation and showcase its impact on Veterans and survivors. As part of VA’s commitment to transparency, we are sharing the same dashboard both internally and externally to maximize accountability to the Veterans, families, caregivers, and survivors we serve.
Key aspects of the dashboard include:
- The # of Veterans who have applied for PACT Act-related benefits
- The # of Veterans who have received toxic exposure screenings, and the percentage of those Veterans who have concerns of exposure
- The # of Veterans who have enrolled in VA health care since the August 10, 2022
- A Veteran story about the impact of PACT Act-related VA care and benefits
- An overview of upcoming events where Veterans and survivors can learn more about PACT Act-related care and benefits
VA will not rest until every Veteran gets the toxic exposure-related care and benefits they deserve. To apply today or learn more about what the PACT Act could mean for you, visit VA.gov/PACT or call 1-800-MYVA411.
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