VA has set up website at va.gov/pact as well as a phone number, 800-698-2411, for veterans to call for more information or to file claim
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is processing claims at the fastest rate in its history, hoping to avoid a significant backlog as hundreds of thousands of veterans apply for health care and benefits under the landmark toxic exposure law Congress passed earlier this year.
The day after President Joe Biden signed the bill into law in August, veterans set an all-time record for benefits claims filed online and more than 136,000 have applied for benefits under the toxic exposure law as of mid-November. The VA expects the number of veterans and surviving family members applying could reach more than 700,000 in the coming months.
The only guarantee in life is that it can change.
“Eve” knows that better than most.
In 2018, a drunk driver rear-ended Eve at a high speed. She was a single mom to an infant at the time of the crash, which left her hospitalized for months. Now she lives with permanent disabilities, including a traumatic brain injury.
“You can lose it all in an instant,” she said.
Dayspring Midwifery celebrates 25 years of bringing babies into the world
Babies have been lovingly welcomed into the world with help of Inga Arts and Dayspring Midwifery for 25 years.
"The joy is the new life," Arts, Dayspring owner and licensed midwife, said Monday. "That never gets old. That new life comes out and it’s just new, every single time. I never lose that joy."
For “Ruby” and her family, the last five years have been one hardship after another.
They’ve been homeless twice in that time but have never stopped fighting for a better life. Now costly car repairs threaten the stability they’re struggling to maintain.