Veterans advocates saw significant progress in 2021 in the fight to improve care and benefits for victims of burn pit smoke,
but they’re hoping for even more in 2022.
President Joe Biden is directing Veterans Affairs officials to revamp how they evaluate and approve veterans disability claims related to toxic exposure.
VA leaders have developed a new model for how to add more illnesses to the list of service-connected environmental
injuries and will spend coming months using it to see how many conditions —
and veterans — could benefit from additional presumptive decisions.
More information here.