A deadline for a year’s worth of backdated benefits is fast approaching for U.S. veterans suffering illnesses after exposure to open burn pits, Agent Orange and other toxins.

Nearly a year ago, President Joe Biden signed the PACT Act, a law supporters describe as the largest expansion of veteran benefits in U.S. history. The law eases the path to expanded coverage, alleviating veterans from having to prove that conditions such as respiratory illness and cancer are a result of breathing toxic burn pit fumes or exposure to radiation or chemicals like tactical herbicides.

There is no deadline for qualifying veterans to file under the PACT Act, but former service members or their surviving family members have until Aug. 9 to claim benefits that date back to the law’s enactment in August 2022.



March 22, 2024

Elder fraud is a disturbing yet increasingly common issue in today’s society. Scammers often view older adults as vulnerable targets, ...

Protecting Yourself from Elder Fraud

February 2, 2024

Feeling down or sad occasionally is a normal part of life. However, when these feelings persist and begin to interfere ...

Recognizing and Addressing Elderly Depression

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}
Register for Our Upcoming Event!

Age Like You Mean It!


Planning for the Second Half of Life

Our clients love our Zoom concierge meetings! We offer closed captions for the hearing impaired - both in meetings and in the webinar.

You're Not Alone Book Series

A new informational guide for those who have received an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis and their families.

10.0Helayne Levy Payne
Helayne Levy PayneReviewsout of 45 reviews