The Honoring Our PACT Act was introduced in 2021 by Representative Mark Takano to improve healthcare and benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances during active duty, including on military bases such as Camp Lejeune.
It was signed into law on August 10, 2022, and it is perhaps the largest benefit and healthcare expansion in VA history.
The Honoring Our PACT Act expands healthcare benefits for over five million servicemembers affected by toxic exposure.
One day after it became law, the Camp Lejeune Justice Act was included in it. The bill has the following provisions and more:
Some of the new presumptive conditions for which veterans impacted by toxic exposure can now seek compensation are kidney cancer, brain cancer, and pancreatic cancer. However, benign diseases are also included in the Honoring Our PACT Act, such as pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema, and interstitial lung disease.
If you were stationed at Camp Lejeune, either as a service member or a family member of one, and now struggle with a disease, we encourage you to contact Atraxia Law, as we can help you determine your eligibility so you can know with certainty whether you can file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim.
Our expert team has the necessary experience, resources, and knowledge to assist you in determining whether you qualify to file a Camp Lejeune water contamination claim. The only documents we will request to evaluate your case are your military records or evidence of your stay at the military base and your medical records. Eligible individuals will be put in touch with a trustworthy, specialized attorney.