Veterans exposed to toxic hazards during service now eligible for VA health care

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VA News – VA is expanding health care eligibility to millions of Veterans exposed to toxins and other hazards during military service, at home or abroad.

VA is expanding health care eligibility to millions of Veterans, including all Veterans who served in the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan or any other combat zone after 9/11, years earlier than called for by the PACT Act. These Veterans will be eligible to enroll directly in VA health care without first applying for VA benefits.

Additionally, Veterans who never deployed but were exposed to toxins or hazards while training or on active duty in the United States will also be eligible to enroll. VA encourages all eligible Veterans to visit the Pact Act website, or call 1-800-MYVA411 to learn more and apply for VA health care.