The PACT Act Overview

Bergmann & Moore will begin a series on the recently passed PACT Act this week. Signed into law by President Biden on August 10, 2022, the PACT Act is a comprehensive set of newly passed regulations that will entitle more Veterans to presumptive disability benefits and healthcare. What does PACT stand for?…

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The PACT Act is Live!

Veterans can now submit claims for all presumptive illnesses included in the PACT Act legislation This massive Act was signed into law last month and was on track to launch on October 1, 2022. But when the President signed the Act, he made it clear that he wanted the legislation to go…

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PACT Act Passed

Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act of 2021. What is the PACT Act? The long-awaited PACT Act has passed in the House and the Senate and is on the way to the White House. The Act focuses on the presumptions of service connection for Veterans exposed to toxic substances during…

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The PACT Act

What is the PACT Act? The PACT Act stands for, Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act of 2021. The Act focuses on the presumptions of service connection for Veterans exposed to toxic substances during active military service.  Why has the PACT Act not been passed into law? The PACT Act…

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Lawsuit over ‘Blue Water’ Vietnam Veterans’ Agent Orange benefits

  Judges will hear arguments in lawsuit over ‘Blue Water’ Vietnam Veterans’ Agent Orange benefits November 30, 2019, ConnectingVets.com, Abbie Bennett  Twelve “Blue Water Navy” Vietnam Veterans have died since Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie issued a stay on processing their Agent Orange disability claims, an advocacy group told Connecting…

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“No One Steps Up to Serve” More Than Native Americans, Yet They Struggle to Navigate VA Claim System

  October 30, 2019, ConnectingVets.com, Abbie Bennett Native Americans and Native Alaskans are more likely to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces than any other group, yet they remain among the poorest and least insured veterans with the least access to Department of Veterans Affairs services.  …. Kevin J. Allis, CEO of…

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Bergmann & Moore in the News: Suicide Prevention Should Include Fast and Accurate VA Claim Decisions

Suicide Prevention Remains a Top National Priority for VA September 25, 2019, The Hill, Rory E. Riley-Topping September is National Suicide Prevention month. Accordingly, as it does nearly every year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued its National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report this month…. “An accurate and timely VA decision is…

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Veterans speak out about fight to claim VA benefits after military sexual assault

Veterans speak out about fight to claim VA benefits after military sexual assault: For Veterans who were victims of sexual assault, the process of claiming benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder through the Veterans Administration can be extremely difficult. Kate Snow hears from service members who say it took years, and sometimes decades,…

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Procopio v. Wilkie

Court Victory for Vietnam War Blue Water Navy Veterans Procopio v. Wilkie Welcome to the Bergmann & Moore, LLC web site.  On January 29, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Fed. Cir.) extended the presumption of exposure to herbicides to cover Veterans who served in the territorial sea of the Republic…

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