Chief Healthcare Executive May 27, 2024
Ron Southwick

The Department of Veterans Affairs has provided more than $5.7 billion to vets under the PACT Act. Veterans and advocates fought for years for assistance.

Veterans who fought and demanded coverage for health problems related to burn pits have reached an important milestone.

The Department of Veterans Affairs said last week that it has now granted more than 1 million claims due to exposure to burn pits. President Biden signed the PACT Act in 2022 authorizing benefits for those who suffered health issues related to burn pits.

The VA says it has provided more than $5.7 billion to veterans and survivors. The agency says it has approved 75% of claims, which surpasses the approval rate before the passage of the...

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