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The PACT Act

Updates on the PACT Act

A recent piece of legislation was passed entitled the PACT Act. PACT Act stands for Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022. The purpose of this law is to expand Veteran eligibility for toxic exposures. While this does not change how toxic exposures are treated clinically, this law allows more Veterans to file claims and file a supplemental claim for a past denied claim. This list from the VA's website shows the persumptive conditions related to the PACT Act.

These cancers are now presumptive:

  • Brain cancer

  • Gastrointestinal cancer of any type

  • Glioblastoma

  • Head cancer of any type

  • Kidney cancer

  • Lymphatic cancer of any type

  • Lymphoma of any type

  • Melanoma

  • Neck cancer of any type

  • Pancreatic cancer

  • Reproductive cancer of any type

  • Respiratory (breathing-related) cancer of any type

These illnesses are now presumptive:

  • Asthma that was diagnosed after service

  • Chronic bronchitis

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Chronic rhinitis

  • Chronic sinusitis

  • Constrictive bronchiolitis or obliterative bronchiolitis

  • Emphysema

  • Granulomatous disease

  • Interstitial lung disease (ILD)

  • Pleuritis

  • Pulmonary fibrosis

  • Sarcoidosis

The goal is to give more Veterans the care they need plus expand research on military toxic exposures.

Visit the VA's website to learn about the eligible presumptive conditions, how to file a claim, to register for the burn pit registry and more. 

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