Congress has finally approved the Pact Act which will further support and help not only 9/11 Veterans who served in the Middle East, but also Vietnam Veterans. The VA has added a number of new presumptive that millions of veterans suffer from, so be sure to check the growing list and further information here.
Below is information from the Veterans Affairs Pact Act website:
Gulf War era and post-9/11 Veterans
If you served in any of these locations and time periods, we’ve determined that you had exposure to burn pits or other toxins. We call this having a presumption of exposure.
On or after September 11, 2001, in any of these locations:
- The airspace above any of these locations
On or after August 2, 1990, in any of these locations:
- Saudi Arabia
- The United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- The airspace above any of these location
Vietnam era Veterans
Based on the PACT Act, we’ve added 2 new Agent Orange presumptive conditions:
- High blood pressure (also called hypertension)
- Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)
If you think you’re eligible for VA health care and benefits, we encourage you to apply now.