Local Reaction to the Passing of the PACT Act

We are starting to hear more local reaction following Congress passing the PACT Act.

The PACT ACT adds conditions related to burn pit and toxic exposure, including hypertension, to the Department of Veterans Affair’s list of illnesses that have been incurred or exacerbated during military service.

Executive Director of the Rochester AMVETS, Joe Chenelly, tells News8 that now that the Pact Act has passed, claims related to burn pit and toxic exposure are expected to be filed as early as next week, but delays should also be anticipated.

He says the act will grant benefits, easing the burden of proof they previously had to provide.

The PACT act is expected to impact more than 3.5 million veterans across the country

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