The PACT Act: A Primer for Veterans Advocates (Attorney)

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The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 is one of the most significant piece of legislation affecting veterans that has been passed by Congress in the last 4 decades, and the largest expansion of VA benefits for veterans exposed to toxins in over 30 years. It is expected that over 5 million veterans will receive VA benefits and services as a result of the PACT Act.

Among other things, the PACT Act expands access to VA health care; establishes presumptive service connection for 23 conditions associated with exposure to burn pits; expands the presumption of Agent Orange exposure to several locations and adds diseases presumed to be caused by herbicide exposure; increases the number of veterans eligible for Gulf War Illness benefits and makes it easier to establish entitlement to such benefits; and recognizes additional radiation-risk activities that will qualify veterans for presumptive service connection for diseases associated with radiation exposure.

It is critical for advocates to understand the full impact that this landmark Act will have on veterans and when the various changes will go into effect. This webinar provides advocates with the key information they need to know about the PACT Act. It also provides analysis and advocacy advice from NVLSP, the organization that for more than 40 years has been at the forefront of litigation regarding exposure to toxins during military service.

To access this webinar for 72 hours after placing an order, please use the link that will be in the email order receipt.  If you have any questions, please email:  webinars@nvlsp.org

Presenters: Rick Spataro

Length: 102 minutes

Recorded: August 2022

Approved for 1.5 CLE credits by the Virginia State Bar

$135.00

Webinar Description:

The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022 is one of the most significant piece of legislation affecting veterans that has been passed by Congress in the last 4 decades, and the largest expansion of VA benefits for veterans exposed to toxins in over 30 years. It is expected that over 5 million veterans will receive VA benefits and services as a result of the PACT Act.

Among other things, the PACT Act expands access to VA health care; establishes presumptive service connection for 23 conditions associated with exposure to burn pits; expands the presumption of Agent Orange exposure to several locations and adds diseases presumed to be caused by herbicide exposure; increases the number of veterans eligible for Gulf War Illness benefits and makes it easier to establish entitlement to such benefits; and recognizes additional radiation-risk activities that will qualify veterans for presumptive service connection for diseases associated with radiation exposure.

It is critical for advocates to understand the full impact that this landmark Act will have on veterans and when the various changes will go into effect. This webinar provides advocates with the key information they need to know about the PACT Act. It also provides analysis and advocacy advice from NVLSP, the organization that for more than 40 years has been at the forefront of litigation regarding exposure to toxins during military service.

To access this webinar for 72 hours after placing an order, please use the link that will be in the email order receipt.  If you have any questions, please email:  webinars@nvlsp.org