Veterans’ Toxic Exposure Bill Signed into Law

Benefits for millions of veterans are expanded. 

The Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, the PACT Act, was signed into law on Wednesday by President Biden. 

The legislation expands benefits for millions of veterans who were exposed to toxins during the war and are suffering illnesses as a result. The act also expands presumptions of service connections for a variety of conditions related to toxic exposure—meaning veterans will not have to prove their illness was service-connected. 

“This is the most significant law our nation has ever passed to help millions of veterans who are exposed to toxic substances during the military services,” President Biden said in remarks from the East Room of the White House. 

President Biden was joined by Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, members of Congress, toxic exposed veterans, and representatives of Veterans Service Organizations. He was introduced by Danielle Robinson and Brielle Robinson, the surviving wife and daughter of Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson, for whom the PACT Act is named. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration as efforts are made to care for veterans who have been exposed to airborne toxins.
  • For Secretary McDonough as he oversees the federal government’s policies toward veterans.
  • For members of Congress as they draft and vote on bills that impact care for veterans.

Sources: The Hill, Politico


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