Service officer ready to help veterans negotiate PACT Act

Published 10:19 am Thursday, August 18, 2022

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Davie County Veterans Services continues to counsel and assist veterans in obtaining benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Meagan Tomlin, veterans service officer, is letting veterans know about the Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act.

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances.It expands Agent Orange presumptive locations, provides benefits for Vietnam-era veterans who have developed hypertension as a result of Agent Orange exposure; allows veterans and family members sickened by contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to file lawsuits; and expands coverage for veterans exposed to radiation during hazardous cleanups in the 1960s and 1970s.

“This law gives veterans and their survivors the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve,” Tomlin said.

For more information, contact Veterans Services at 336-753-6225. The office is at 644 N. Main St., lower level back entrance of the Brock Building.