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Veterans Affairs Western New York Healthcare System and VA Buffalo Regional Office of the Veterans Benefit Administration will host a PACT Act information and enrollment event for PACT Act-eligible veterans and their families from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the George F. Lamm American Legion Post 622, 962 Wehrle Drive, Amherst. Representatives from the VA, New York state, and other veteran service organizations will be on hand to assist veterans and families determine eligibility and enrollment under new Veterans Affairs PACT Act legislation.
A press release stated, “The Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, or PACT Act, is the most significant expansion of veteran health care and benefits in more than three decades, empowering VA to help millions of toxic-exposed veterans and their survivors. Since President Biden signed the PACT Act into law Aug. 10, more than 213,000 PACT Act-related claims for benefits have been submitted. Additionally, more than 959,000 veterans have received VA’s new toxic exposure screenings, with nearly 39% reporting a concern of exposure.
“From the moment the PACT Act was signed into law last August, VA’s priority has been getting veterans the benefits they deserve as quickly as possible.”
For more information about PACT Act or how to file a claim, visit va.gov/PACT. If veterans, their families, caregivers or survivors have questions about PACT Act, they may call 1-800-MyVA411 at any time. Locally, veterans may call our VA Veterans Service Center at 716-862-8829 for eligibility and enrollment assistance.