On August 10, President Biden signed the Honoring Our PACT Act of 2022 into law. This bill will help millions of Veterans and their survivors, but scammers are now targeting them for their benefits.

Tips to Avoid PACT Act Scammers

Scammers are taking advantage of new opportunities to commit fraud. There’s been an increase in PACT Act-related phishing (email), vishing (phone), and social media scams targeting Veterans to access their PACT Act benefits or submit claims on their behalf.

Veterans should be cautious of anyone who guarantees a lucrative financial benefit or service. To report suspected fraudulent activity, please contact vaoighotline@va.gov or call (800) 488-8244.

Protect yourself against new scams and scammers with these tips:

  • Do not provide personal, benefits, medical, or financial details online or over the phone. Federal agencies will not contact you unless you make a request.
  • Do not click on online ads or engage with social media that seem suspicious.
  • Check for “https://” at the start of website addresses.
  • Enable multi-factor authentication on all accounts.
  • Work with Veteran service providers you already know.
  • Submit any suspected fraud to ftc.gov.

How to Apply for PACT Act Benefits

The PACT Act extends VA health care eligibility for Veterans with toxic exposures and Veterans of the Vietnam, Gulf War, and Post-9/11 (Post-September 11, 2001) eras. It also expands benefits eligibility for Veterans exposed to toxic substances and their survivors.

We want Veterans and survivors to apply now for their PACT Act-related benefits. You can learn more and sign up at www.va.gov/PACT, or call us at 1-800-MyVA411 (1-800-698-2411).

If you need help applying for benefits, VA, accredited representatives, and Veteran Service Officers are always standing by and ready to help. There’s no cost for the forms, no fees to apply, and VA will never charge Veterans for processing a claim.

Visit the Cybercrime Support Network for additional resources to help Veterans, service members, and their families combat cybercrime.

By Office of Information and Technology

Share this story

Published on Aug. 18, 2022

Estimated reading time is 1.6 min.

Views to date: 10,752

Link Disclaimer

This page includes links to other websites outside our control and jurisdiction. VA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of non-VA Web sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policy or terms and conditions of those sites to fully understand what information is collected and how it is used.


  1. Rafael blanco September 9, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    This benefits include Vietnam vets I try medical benefits and the way to get is death lol the red tape is be on word is this in same category

  2. R McCain September 7, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    I wish they were in pistol range.

  3. David Sanabria September 7, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Good information, I do appreciate it so thank you ? very much

  4. Jenny Paton August 23, 2022 at 7:42 am

    It’s shameful that people would prey on veterans who have contributed so greatly and selflessly to our nation’s stability. I’ll try to share this a widely as I can. Vets don’t deserve to be robbed of what they deserve.
    Thanks for addressing this issue.

  5. Earnest Hines August 19, 2022 at 10:16 am

    Thanks so much this support is very helpful and I appreciate it VN vet.

Comments are closed.

More Stories

  • Here are the most asked questions and answers about Long COVID. Also, a list of many of the symptoms. Use this list to tell your clinician or care team.

  • Check in for your appointments using your smartphone allows you to practice physical distancing while offering ease and convenience.

  • Today, VA named finalists and Promise Award recipients in Mission Daybreak—a $20 million challenge to help VA develop new suicide prevention strategies for Veterans.