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With the passing of the PACT Act, there are some significant changes coming.  VA must be fairly confident that the President will sign into law, because they’ve already published this on  I’ve included the link below to VA’s PACT Act page.

Below is a brief summary of the changes:   

 Adds two new presumptive conditions for agent orange exposure; 

    1. High blood pressure (also called hypertension),
    2. Monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS)


  1. Adds 5 new locations to the list of agent orange presumptive locations:
    1. Any U.S. or Royal Thai military base in Thailand from January 9, 1962, through June 30, 1976
    2. Laos from December 1, 1965, through September 30, 1969
    3. Cambodia at Mimot or Krek, Kampong Cham Province from April 16, 1969, through April 30, 1969
    4. Guam or American Samoa or in the territorial waters off of Guam or American Samoa from January 9, 1962, through July 30, 1980
    5. Johnston Atoll or on a ship that called at Johnston Atoll from January 1, 1972, through September 30, 1977


  1. Adds 3 new response efforts to the list of radiation exposure presumptive locations:
    1. Cleanup of Enewetak Atoll, from January 1, 1977, through December 31, 1980
    2. Cleanup of the Air Force B-52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons off the coast of Palomares, Spain, from January 17, 1966, through March 31, 1967
    3. Response to the fire onboard an Air Force B-52 bomber carrying nuclear weapons near Thule Air Force Base in Greenland from January 21, 1968, to September 25, 1968


  1. Adds more than 20 burn pit and other toxic exposure presumptive conditions based on the PACT Act. This change expands benefits for Gulf War era and post-9/11 Veterans.
    1. Brain cancer
    2. Gastrointestinal cancer of any type
    3. Glioblastoma
    4. Head cancer of any type
    5. Kidney cancer
    6. Lymphatic cancer of any type
    7. Lymphoma of any type
    8. Melanoma
    9. Neck cancer
    10. Pancreatic cancer
    11. Reproductive cancer of any type
    12. Respiratory (breathing-related) cancer of any type

These illnesses are now presumptive:

  1. Asthma that was diagnosed after service
  2. Chronic bronchitis
  3. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  4. Chronic rhinitis
  5. Chronic sinusitis
  6. Constrictive bronchiolitis or obliterative bronchiolitis
  7. Emphysema
  8. Granulomatous disease
  9. Interstitial lung disease (ILD)
  10. Pleuritis
  11. Pulmonary fibrosis
  12. Sarcoidosis

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30 pm

Mondays and Thursdays are walk-in days

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays are by appointment only 

Please ring the door bell on non walk-in days to get scheduled for an
appointment or call the office to get scheduled.

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              Vernon County Veteran's Service Office

Purple Heart Roll of Honor 
American Legion Auxiliary Disaster Grant Form 
American Legion Disaster Grant Form 
VFW Disaster Relief Form 
VA Approved Veteran Organizations 
Vernon County Veteran Service Office
402 Courthouse Sq., Banta Bldg., Ste. 100
Viroqua, WI 54665
Phone: 608-637-5323 

Crystal Knoll
County Veteran Service Officer
NACVSO Wisconsin Delegate

Office Phone:  608-637-5323

Cristal Jones
Veterans Benefits Specialist

Office Phone: 608-637-5323

Thank you