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File your PACT Act claim by August 9 to be eligible for backdated benefits
There’s no deadline to apply for PACT Act benefits. But if you file your PACT Act claim—or quickly submit your intent to file—by August 9, 2023, you may receive benefits backdated to August 10, 2022. So don’t wait, apply today.
File a disability claim online
Learn how to submit your intent to file
The PACT Act and your VA benefits
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.This page will help answer your questions about what the PACT Act means for you or your loved ones. You can also call us at 800-698-2411(TTY: 711). And you can file a claim for PACT Act-related disability compensation or apply for VA health care now.