U.S. Senator Gary Peters

Friend –

As we recognize our veterans and their families this Veterans Day, I want to take a moment to share an update about new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) resources available to Michigan veterans. Many of our nation’s heroes are suffering as a result of being exposed to harmful substances like Agent Orange or toxic burn pits during their service.

That’s why I was proud to help pass the Honoring Our PACT Act into law to finally ensure these veterans, along with their survivors, can obtain their long-overdue health care and benefits through the VA.


Click play to learn more about the new VA benefits available through the PACT Act


I recently traveled across Michigan to meet with local veterans and their families to raise awareness about these new benefits available to those who served our nation. But, I also need your help to spread the word to veterans in your lives so we can reach as many people as possible.

While the VA is expected to begin processing claims under this new law in January, veterans can now file claims and apply for PACT Act-related benefits by calling the Veterans Administration (VA) at 800-698-2411 or filing a claim online for disability benefits and/or VA health care. For more information about the PACT Act, folks can also visit my website by clicking here.

As a former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, son of a World War II veteran, and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I know we have a responsibility to ensure our veterans can access the health care, benefits, and support they have earned.

That’s why I hope you’ll join me in sharing this information with impacted veterans in our communities. If my office can ever be of assistance while navigating these new benefits, please contact us by clicking here or calling (844) 506-7420 (toll free).

Thanks for reading,

Gary Peters
United States Senator for Michigan