Your Benefits Eligibility Under the PACT Act
Were you Exposed to Burn Pits or other Toxins?
Under the PACT Act over 2 million Armed Forces Veterans may now be eligible for new or additional disability benefits from the VA. If you had a toxic exposure from a burn pit, agent orange, or other toxic substances you need to review your benefits and make sure you’re receiving everything you qualify for.
If your benefits claim has already been denied, or if you haven’t been given the rating you deserve, then contact us and let us review your case. We may be able to overturn your denied claim or increase your rating to what you deserve.
How the PACT Act Affects your VA Benefits and Care
The PACT Act is one of the largest benefit increases for Veterans in the history of the VA. Under this expansion, as many as 2 million additional veterans may be eligible to receive benefits they were previously denied.
Some of the changes the PACT Act brings are:
- The extension and expansion of eligibility for health care granted to Veterans with toxic exposures from the Vietnam era through those who are leaving the service today.
- Over 20 additional presumptive conditions for exposures to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic exposures.
- More locations were added to the presumptive-exposure list for radiation and Agent Orange.
- Every veteran enrolled in VA health care will receive a toxic exposure screening.
- Improved research, education, and treatment of toxic exposures.
What Does it Mean to Have a Presumptive Condition for Toxic Exposure?
The US Department of Veterans Affairs recognizes that certain health conditions may be related to your service. With many of these conditions, you may need to prove that your service caused your condition.
Other medical conditions, however, can be automatically assumed to be service-related. These are called “presumptive conditions” and your disability rating can be increased automatically if you qualify under them.
The PACT Act adds additional presumptive conditions, and you no longer need to prove the condition was caused by your time in service. You only need to meet the service requirements for the presumption.
Are you one of the thousands of Veteran’s Claims that have been denied by the VA? Have you received a rating decision lower than you expected? As a Veteran who has served your country, YOU should receive the Disability Benefits your injury deserves.
Please call Chad Barr Law today at (407) 599-9036 and discuss your case with an experienced Orlando Veterans Benefits Attorney, or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.
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