The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting town halls for veterans and families during “PACT Act Week of Action.”

 

If you were exposed to toxic substances while serving in the military, a new law called the PACT Act may make you eligible for VA benefits and health care. The PACT Act will benefit millions of veterans of the Vietnam War, Gulf War and post-9/11 eras who were exposed to toxic fumes, burn pits, Agent Orange, radiation and other environmental hazards. Survivors of toxic-exposed-veterans—and veterans who served in specific countries in Africa, the Middle East and Southwest Asia—are also potentially eligible.

The Arizona town hall will be 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Phoenix 32nd Street VA Clinic, 400 N. 32nd St.  Veterans can get help enrolling in VA health care or applying for VA benefits. Bring paperwork such as your DD214 or other military paperwork. If you can’t make it, visit VA.gov/PACT or call 1-800-MYVA411 to learn more about the PACT Act. 

 

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