How to Get on the Burn Pit Registry

How to Get on the Burn Pit Registry

Any veteran or service member deployed to the Southwest Asia theater of operations or Egypt any time after August 2, 1990, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Syria, or Uzbekistan on or after September 11, 2001, can join the Burn Pit Registry.

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Can You Get VA Disability for Burn Pit Exposure?

Military burn pits were used extensively during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to dispose of waste materials. While these burn pits were meant to be a temporary solution, they were used for over a decade, exposing many military personnel to toxic fumes and particulate matter. Airborne hazards and toxic exposure has led to various […]

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How Does the PACT Act Affect DIC Benefits?

Just like the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act made it easier for veterans to obtain service connections for burn pits and other toxic exposure, it also makes it easier for their surviving spouses and family members to obtain compensation. This is known as Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and expanding its […]

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VA Changes PACT Act Process

VA Changes PACT Act Process Before the VA changed the PACT Act process, the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act required veterans who wanted to file claims for compensation for a presumptive illness to wait a couple of years for the legislation to go into effect. Burn pit and other victims would have to wait […]

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Burn Pit Legislation

Biden Endorses Burn Pit Legislation   President Biden endorsed Burn Pit Legislation when traveling to Fort Worth, Texas on March 8, 2022. In his effort to urge Congress and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to provide better health benefits and medical care for military veterans who were exposed to burn pits during service. […]

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