VA Expands Healthcare for Toxic-Exposed Veterans

New eligibility opened up under the PACT Act.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that they are expanding the healthcare services to newly-qualified veterans as of October 1. The department has been slowly increasing its coverage for toxic-exposure-related injuries and illnesses incurred on the line of duty. They have determined that toxic-exposed veterans who served in the Gulf Wars and after 9/11, as well as certain veterans of Vietnam, now qualify for additional benefits to address those issues.

“This expansion will bring generations of new Veterans into VA health care, and increase the health care benefits of many more, which will result in the one outcome that matters most: better health outcomes for Veterans,” said VA Secretary Denis McDonough. “I highly encourage these Veterans to apply now for the health care they’ve earned and deserve.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God’s hands of healing upon veterans who have been harmed by toxic exposure.
  • For the protection of active-duty troops deployed domestically and internationally.
  • For Secretary McDonough and VA personnel seeking to care for wounded veterans.

Sources: Department of Veterans Affairs


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