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Veterans PACT Act registration on March 30-31

LIHU‘E — All Kaua‘i veterans are invited to a PACT Act registration and community call that will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31 at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on each day.

On Aug. 8, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act, which significantly expanded Veterans Affairs benefits and services to those exposed to toxins while serving in the military.

Some of the services available at the event presented by the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System include the PACT Act registration. Other services include vaccines, blood pressure checks, health screenings, diabetic foot checks and VA benefits assistance.

The PACT Act advances a top priority of the Veterans Administration and the Veterans of Foreign Wars by getting more veterans into VA care, including three new categories of veterans who will be phased into receiving hospital care, medical services and nursing home care.

The act expands VA health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange and other toxic substances.

For a detailed explanation of the act, visit pactactinfo.org.

By participating and registering through this VA Pacific Islands Health Care System event, veterans can avoid PACT Act scams while safely registering for benefits.

• Info: 800-214-1306
Source: The Garden Island

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