In July, VA will kick off PACT Act Summer VetFest to inform Veterans, their families, and survivors about the PACT Act and encourage them to apply for the health care and benefits they have earned.
I’ve attached a toolkit with PACT Act and Vet Fest outreach materials, social posts, links, graphics and FAQs. We’re in a big push to raise awareness of how the PACT Act has expanded eligibility for benefits and services, and to encourage Veterans to file a claim as soon as possible. That is because most Veterans and survivors who apply for benefits or submit an “Intent to File” by August 9, if granted, will have their benefits backdated to August 10th of last year – the day that President Biden signed the PACT Act into law.
There was a press release sent out on the Summer Vet Fest recently. It can be found here: