VA Adds New Conditions to Presumptive List, Including Male Breast Cancer

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently announced it is adding three new types of cancer to the list of presumed service-connected disabilities due to military environmental exposure under the PACT Act.

The following types of cancer are now included in the list of presumptive diseases:

  • Male breast cancer
  • Urethral cancer
  • Cancer of the paraurethral glands

Presumptive service connection means the VA automatically assumes service connection for the disease and provides benefits to eligible veterans who have submitted claims with evidence of a diagnosis. It also allows veterans applying for benefits to skip paperwork establishing their condition as a result of military service, which can significantly reduce wait times during the benefits process.

Last month the VA granted its one millionth claim related to the PACT Act, and over that time frame has paid out more than $5.75 billion to veterans.

Read here for more information on these latest additions to the VA’s presumptive conditions list.



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