VA Secretary’s Statement on the Passage of the PACT Act
“Veterans who were exposed to toxic fumes while fighting for our country are American heroes, and they deserve world-class care and benefits for their selfless service. The bipartisan PACT Act will help VA deliver for those Veterans—and their survivors—by empowering us to presumptively provide care and benefits to Vets suffering from more than 20 toxic exposure-related conditions.
To those Veterans, their families, caregivers, and survivors: you can apply for PACT Act benefits by filing a claim at VA.gov, and you can learn more about the PACT Act at VA.gov/PACT or by calling us at 1-800-MyVA411. VA will be communicating with you every step of the way to make sure that you and your loved ones get the benefits you’ve earned.
I couldn’t be more grateful to President Biden, who made this day possible by fighting like hell for our nation’s Veterans. Once the President signs this bill into law, VA will implement it quickly and effectively, delivering the care these Veterans need and the benefits they deserve.” – VA Secretary Denis R. McDonough
Nearly 4 million AARP members are people who have served in the military. And, many of the issues AARP focuses on for people 55 and older intersect with the critical needs of Veterans and their families, as nearly two-thirds of all Veterans are over the age of 55.
Do Veterans who have VA health care, TRICARE, and other forms of health care coverage need to sign-up for Medicare Part D? In this episode of theSITREP, learn about Medicare Part D policy and who to reach out to for help.
New Feature Expands Veterans’ Ability to Customize VA Profile
Every patient’s preference about what information they’d like to share with VA frontline staff is unique. That’s why VA recently added features to VA.gov profile to give Veterans the option to share their preferred name and gender identity.
Update Your Address and Contact Information Online
Are you moving, currently receiving benefits or prescriptions, or enrolled in VA health care and want to know how to change your address? You can update your personal contact information anytime, anywhere through VA.gov. Log in or create a free VA.gov account today!