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Service Officer Bob Plummer-Texas VFW District 17 - 2/11/2023

Tricare Will Pay for More Dialysis Services Following COVID-Linked Rise in Kidney Disease

Armed Services panel finalizes roster with three new GOP senators

Super Bowl LVII: Arizona National Guard increases Phoenix area presence

Disability housing grants for Veterans

Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance

VA’s February’s focus topic is:  Paying for Long Term Care

PACT Act Fraud Prevention Have you recently been contacted by a company aggressively seeking to legally represent you in filing presumptive VA claims authorized by the PACT Act? If so, be wary as the company might be seeking a portion of your VA benefits.

Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022 (PACT Act) represents the biggest expansion of Veteran benefits in history, and many Veterans may be eligible to receive compensation for their service. The PACT Act adds 23 burn pit and toxic exposure-related conditions to VA’s list of service presumptions, including hypertension, with the expansion of presumptions related to Agent Orange exposure by including Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Guam, American Samoa, and Johnston Atoll as locations for Agent Orange exposure.


While this legislation brings great promise to Veterans, it’s also a monumental opportunity for fraud. VA has received multiple reports of unaccredited law firms or companies targeting Veterans to offer their services to file claims for presumptive conditions. Unaccredited law firms and companies are reaching out to help for a fee as high as 40% of the Veteran’s retroactive payment and 40% of the Veteran’s first year of entitlement payments.

Bob Plummer

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Department of Texas District 17 

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