RELEASE: Gottheimer Highlights PACT Act Resources for Jersey Veterans

Apr 01, 2024
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Helps veterans exposed to burn pits connect to federal life-saving treatments and resources.

Above: Gottheimer talking to North Jersey veterans about the PACT Act.

NORTH JERSEY — U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted a virtual information session with representatives from the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Newark Regional Office to highlight federal resources made available to veterans through the Honoring Our PACT Act, or PACT Act.

Video of the virtual information session can be found here.

In 2022, Gottheimer helped lead, craft, and pass the PACT Act to expand eligibility to VA health care for 3.5 million veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf War, and post-9/11 eras who experienced toxic exposure to burn pits. The PACT Act makes sure veterans are made aware of toxic exposure illness and have full access to life-saving treatment. 

“There is nothing more important in this job than my responsibility to have the backs of those who have served our great country. Whether that’s assistance with a VA claim, a mental health issue, or helping a veteran get a job when you come back home,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “That’s why I’ve decided to organize tonight’s gathering with our VA experts.”

Veterans who have questions about burn pit registry claims or other federal services can call the Congressman’s Fair Lawn Office at 201-389-1100. 

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