Last year the PACT Act legislation was signed into law, expanding VA health care and benefits to Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. One crucial deadline of September 30, 2023 is quickly approaching that directly impacts VA health care eligibility for Gulf War and Post-9/11 Era Veterans. During this special enrollment period, the income threshold eligibility criteria is waived. If you’ve never applied for VA health care or if you have applied for VA health care before and were denied due to income, please contact SFVA!
Many Veterans have heard about the PACT Act but aren’t sure whether the law impacts their care and benefits. The SFVA team welcomes and encourages Veterans to contact us with questions.
If you find that you aren’t impacted directly by the PACT Act, you still might be eligible for VA health care and other Veteran benefits so we encourage you to reach out as well!
For help or questions with enrolling in VA Health Care:
Kathleen Mink, LCSW
SFVA Veterans Outreach Program
Student Veteran Health Program
Bridget Leach, LCSW
CCSF Student Veteran Health Program (SVHP) Coordinator
Veterans Outreach Program, SF VA Health Care System
San Mateo County Veteran Services Office
San Carlos, CA 94002