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LANE COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES READY TO HELP LOCAL VETERANS ACCESS BENEFITS THROUGH THE NEW PACT ACTCT

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News Release from Lane Co. Government

Posted on FlashAlert: August 29th, 2022 8:00 AM

Lane County veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances may be eligible for expanded U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare benefits under the newly enacted Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, commonly referred to as the PACT Act.

 

“We have many veterans in our community whose theaters of service are covered by the PACT Act,” said Lane County Veterans Services Supervisor Joseph Reiley. “We are here to help them file claims and obtain the support they are entitled to for their service.”

 

This legislation recognizes the various toxic exposures which service members had in theaters of operation from Vietnam to Afghanistan and seeks to ensure that veterans impacted by those exposures have access to VA health care and that they and their survivors are awarded benefits to help address the resulting disabilities.

 

Veterans in Lane County who need more information about the PACT Act or would like help filing a claim should call Lane County Veterans Services at 541-682-4191 or use the secure contact form at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/veterans.

 

Learn more about the PACT Act at www.va.gov/resources/the-pact-act-and-your-va-benefits.

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