Weber County takes pride in its unwavering commitment to supporting local veterans. The county demonstrates its dedication through a variety of initiatives and programs aimed at providing assistance and resources to veterans in the community. These efforts ensure that veterans receive the recognition, care, and support they need.
Weber County Veteran Resources
PACT ACT Information
Important news from the Department of Veterans Affairs. New legislation was implemented in August of 2022 impacting many Veterans and their families by providing additional benefits and services.
The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act signed into law on August 10, 2022. The PACTACT is the most significant expansion of benefits and services for toxic exposed Veterans in more than 30 years.
- The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans due to exposer to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.
- Who is eligible: Vietnam Veterans, Gulf War Veterans, and post 911 Veterans. Additionally, a surviving Spouse may be eligible for DIC if the Veteran passed away from these new PACT Act Presumptive Conditions.
- How does it work? The PACT ACT makes many conditions into presumptive conditions. It eliminates the burden of proof from the Veteran, VA concedes that if you were in the area, of known exposure and you have a presumptive condition that your condition was caused by the toxin. This make it much easier to grant the disability.
- Toxic substances or conditions that qualify under the Pact Act? Agent Orange, Burn pit, radiation, exposure to toxic (or hazardous) materials.
- Please apply before 10 August 2023. If you apply for benefits before August 10, 2023, and the VA can grant the benefit sought, VA may backdate the effective date of your benefits. This means we may be able to pay you from August 10, 2022. You can still apply after 10 August 2023. But if you can't submit your application by August 10, 2023, you will want get submit your Intent to File before that date, in order to preserve your effective date for when you do submit your application (if the application is submitted within one year of your Intent to File).
- How does someone sign up for these benefits or find out more? www.va.gov 1-800-698-2411 or 1-800-827-1000
- It is highly recommended you work with a Veterans Service officer Veteran Service Officer (VSO) if you have one already, or come to our VA Public Contact Office at Building 550 on the VA Campus, Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. You may go to our website https://benefits.va.gov/saltlakecity/ and make an appointment through VERA either virtual (which is a phone call) or in person appointment at https://vets.force.com/VAVERA/s/