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Transition Assistance Program

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VA Benefits I and II Briefings are part of VA's portion of Transition Goals, Plans, Success (GPS), which is designed to help transitioning Servicemembers, to include Guard and Reserve members demobilizing after 180 days or more of active service, adjust to life after the military. All transitioning Servicemembers are required to attend Transition GPS.

The briefings consist of two classroom modules: a four-hour VA Benefits I Briefing and a two-hour VA Benefits II Briefing.

  • VA Benefits I Briefing provides you with information on education, health care, compensation, life insurance, and home loans, as well as vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits information and counseling. The briefing separates VA benefits into three major groups:
    • Work - Benefits to provide the skills and tools to transition back to work
    • Life - Benefits that are designed to improve the quality of life
    • Home - Benefits designed to help maintain a stable home environment
  • VA Benefits II Briefing helps you understand some of the services and programs related to your VA health care and understand the VA disability compensation process. Additionally, you will learn how to navigate through eBenefits.

Spouses and family members are encouraged to attend both briefings.

Optional Two-Day Technical Training Track

VA is leading an optional two-day technical training track. This workshop assists transitioning Servicemembers in identifying civilian occupations, establishing career goals, and beginning applications for credentialing and vocational training.

Additional optional tracks focusing on education and entrepreneurship are also available, and are led by the military services and Small Business Administration.

 


Did you know?

Military Funeral Honors ceremonies must be scheduled in advance.

The law requires that every eligible veteran receive a military funeral honors ceremony, which includes the folding and presentation of the United States flag and the playing of “taps,” upon the family’s request. This Department of Defense program calls for the funeral director to request military funeral honors on behalf of the veteran’s family.