TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Those who have served may have been exposed to various toxins during their time in the military and the Terre Haute VA Clinic is offering free screenings.
According to a release from the VA Medical Center, the veteran’s toxic exposure screening will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on November 18 at the U.S. Military Veteran’s Clinic in Terre Haute located at 5080 Bill Farr Drive.
There will also be a briefing open to veterans and their families, caregivers, or survivors regarding the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act of 2022, known as the PACT Act at 11:00 a.m. on November 18. The release also notes, “The new law expands VA health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances.”
There will be representatives on-site to help answer questions regarding health benefits and toxic exposure, eligibility and enrollment, federal and state VA benefits, filing claims, and more. Participating veterans should bring a copy of their DD-214.
For more information on the PACT Act, visit the VA Benefits page.