The phasing of application for VA healthcare due to toxic exposures under the PACT Act has been suspended. Starting 5 March 2024, you can apply regardless of covered era or time period. Note that this is about healthcare and not compensation (which involves the filing of a disability claim). Consequently, we also advise that you see an accredited veterans service officer at no charge ( ). Click on the next paragraph for details.
In one of the largest-ever expansions of Veteran health care, all Veterans exposed to toxins and other hazards during military service — at home or abroad — will be eligible for VA health care beginning March 5