Approaching Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Gary Peters has been spreading the word 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," Peters wrote in an email to constituents. "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."

Peters traveled across Michigan to meet with local veterans and their families to raise awareness about these new benefits.

The VA is expected to begin processing claims under this new law in January, however, 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.

Please click here for Peters' press release about the PACT Act.
Click here for a Q & A and more PACT Act details.

For further assistance navigating the new benefits, contact Sen. Peters office toll free at (844) 506-7420.