After a long battle, veterans celebrate PACT Act’s passage. But the war goes on for many

After a week of delay and debate in Congress, President Biden on Monday will sign legislation that makes it easier for veterans to get VA benefits after becoming sick from exposure to toxins in war zones.

It has been a very long and frustrating road for veterans. Nick Schifrin looks at the PACT Act and the families who have paid a heavy price.

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And for veterans getting to this point where they can receive VA benefits after becoming sick from toxic exposure in war zones, this has been a very long and frustrating road. Nick Schifrin is back now with this story. It was produced by our Dan Sagalyn. It takes a deeper look at what’s in this law and the heavy price that veterans and their families have paid.

  • Nick Schifrin:

In decades of war, American Marines and soldiers faced an enemy willing to kill.

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