Burn Pits Claims Assistance Program
NVLSP has been representing veterans in VA service-connected disability compensation cases for 40 years. We understand the large burden that navigating the world of VA benefits often places on veterans, and we do not take these cases lightly. We therefore guarantee that we will thoroughly review each application we receive and will work as quickly as possible to decide whether we can provide legal representation in your case.
On August 10, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022, a comprehensive bill which addresses a wide range of issues relevant to veterans exposed to toxic substances during their service. The PACT Act addresses health care, presumptions of service connection, research, resources, and other matters related to these exposures. Here is a summary of some of the key provisions.
In addition, NVLSP has prepared two self-help guides to assist veterans and servicemembers who are interested in filing an initial claim as well as those whose claims may have been previously denied but who are now eligible for a new presumption of service connection under the PACT Act.
NVLSP’s free Burn Pits Claims Assistance Program (Burn Pits CAP) is dedicated to helping veterans seeking free representation before the VA on burn-pit related claims for disability benefits. Since passage of the PACT Act, NVLSP’s Burn Pits CAP program has been focusing on veterans who were previously denied service connection for a burn-pit-related condition that is not presumptively service-connected under the PACT Act, including sleep apnea, GERD, and gastrointestinal issues. NVLSP will also consider applicants whose claims for a condition that is presumptively service connected under the PACT Act were denied, assuming they were denied after passage of the PACT Act on August 10, 2022. Interested veterans are encouraged to go to NVLSP’s Burn Pits CAP intake page, where they can access an intake form for the program to apply for representation by NVLSP. NVLSP represents veterans at no cost to the veteran.
Based on your review of the self-help guides and the criteria discussed above if you believe NVLSP’s Burn Pits CAP program can assist you, please fill out and submit the Burn Pits Intake Form linked below, and we will send you an application, Privacy Act Waiver, and Standard Form 180 to help us obtain your records and determine whether or not we will be able to represent you in your case.
For those who may also be interested in learning more about the Camp LeJeune Justice Act of 2022, we have prepared a document that tackles some of the most frequently asked questions.