Alachua County Veteran Services is informing residents that the U.S Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) announced that veterans and survivors who apply (or submit their intent to file
) for PACT Act benefits by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2023, will be eligible to have their benefits backdated to August 10, 2022 (the day that President Biden signed the PACT Act into law).
This is an extension from the original deadline of August 9, 2023. Veterans Services encourages all Veterans and their survivors to apply or submit their intent to file
for PACT Act benefits now by visiting the VA PACT Act website
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.
The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.
For more information, contact Alachua County Veteran Services Director Kim Davis at 352-264-6740 or KDavis@alachuacounty.us