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Deadline for PACT Act claims extended to August 14 for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals

COLORADO (KRDO) -- The Veterans Association (VA) announced that the window to apply for the Pact Act has been extended to midnight on Monday, August 14.

The extension is due to technical issues the site experienced and some people receiving error messages. For the people who received error messages, the VA does consider your intent to file as completed and they will be contacted individual veterans about their filing statutes.

Veterans and survivors will be eligible to have their benefits backdated to the day that President Biden signed the PACT Act, August 10, 2022.

The deadline was originally Aug. 9.

According to the VA, 843,448 veterans and their survivors have already submitted PACT Act-specific disability claims since August 10, 2022. If you are eligible and are interested in receiving benefits from the PACT Act visit their website.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there is no deadline to apply for PACT Act benefits, however, if you apply for PACT Act-related benefits before Aug. 9, your benefits if eligible will be backdated to Aug. 22, 2022 - the day the bill was signed into law.

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