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WWP Twitch chat: New benefits eligibility for Veterans exposed to toxins – VA News

If you have been exposed to a toxic substance during your military service, you may be eligible for VA benefits, even if you have been turned down in the past. You must apply by August 9, 2023, to possibly have your benefits backdated to August 10, 2022, if approved.

Join VA and the Wounded Warrior Project’s streaming and gaming team for a live broadcast on Twitch, July 14 at 4:00 p.m. EDT, to learn about the Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act.

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. The law adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances, helping VA provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

Click this link to go to the WWP Twitch page on July 14 at 4:00 p.m. EDT and to join the event.

To learn more about the PACT Act, go to To learn more about VA benefits that help Veterans earn degrees, start careers, buy homes, stay healthy, and more, visit

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