Coinciding with the Milwaukee Air and Water Show, the Milwaukee VA will host a VetFest to inform Veterans, their families, and survivors about the PACT Act and encourage them to apply for the health care and benefits they have earned.
The event will be a casual lakefront gathering by the War Memorial Center, 750 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 22-23. At the event, VA staff will be ready to help Veterans with PACT Act-related benefits.
VA encourages all eligible Veterans and survivors to file a claim — or submit their intent to file a claim — for PACT Act-related benefits now. Most Veterans who do so by August 9 will have their benefits, if granted, backdated to Aug. 10, 2022, the day that President Biden signed the bill into law.
This event is a part of a nationwide VA campaign in July, when VA will host more than 50 VetFest events across the country.
For additional details or media interest see the press release posted to the Milwaukee VA website: www.va.gov/milwaukee-health-care/news-releases/