Veterans and survivors have until August 14th to submit for retroactive Pact Act benefits [Update]

UPDATE - August 10th, VA announced that Veterans and survivors who apply (or submit their intent to file) for PACT Act benefits by 11:59PM ET on Monday, August 14, 2023 will be eligible to have their benefits backdated to August 10, 2022 – the day that President Biden signed the PACT Act into law. This is an extension from the original deadline of August 9, 2023. We encourage all Veterans and their survivors to apply – or submit their intent to file – for PACT Act benefits now by visiting


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Veterans and survivors have until Wednesday, August 9 to submit a claim or 'intent to file' for the Pact Act in order to receive backdated benefits.

The Pact Act was signed into law August 10, 2022 by President Biden, considering it the most significant expansion to veteran health care in the last 30 years. The bill offers benefits to more than 3.5 million veterans and their survivors, who were exposed and impacted to burn pits and other toxins during military deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and surrounding areas.

Read the Article here on KRIS 6 News