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White River Junction VA Healthcare System and Veterans Benefits Administration to Host Virtual Town Hall | Community News

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — The White River Junction VA Health System and Veterans Benefits Administration are hosting a virtual town hall on Oct. 13 that will focus on the PACT Act.

The President signed into law the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Combat Toxic Substances Act of 2022, a historic moment for hundreds of thousands of veterans nationwide. The new law responds to President Biden’s top priority to address military environmental exposures and fulfill our nation’s promise to care for veterans who suffer from these conditions and their survivors.

The PACT Act is one of the largest health and benefits expansions in American history. It recognizes toxic exposure as a “cost of war” by addressing the spectrum of issues affecting veterans exposed to toxic substances, ensuring that generations of veterans who suffer from toxic exposure get the benefits and care they deserve. This new law also expands and expands VA health care eligibility for veterans exposed to toxic substances and veterans of the Vietnam-era, Gulf War, and post-9/11 era.

This event invites veterans, their families, and the public to come together for open dialogue and learn more about the PACT Act, who benefits from it, and how you can help spread the word. The event is free. Registration or registration is not required.

Guests are encouraged to register early to ensure you are connected for the start of the presentation. Information about the PACT Act can be found at va.gov/PACT or by calling 800-MyVA411.

For more information on City Hall, call 802-295-9363, ext. 5880.