Successfully transitioning from military to civilian life requires planning, and understanding your VA benefits is the first step. Your Veteran benefits can help you buy a home, further your education, stay healthy, learn new skills, protect your family, and do so much more. Through VA TAP, you will learn about the benefits you’ve earned and make a plan for your transition.
VA Benefits Advisors are your personal guides to understanding your benefits. Working at military installations around the world, Benefits Advisors conduct VA Benefits Briefings and lead the Career Technical Training Track. Most Benefits Advisors are Veterans or military spouses, so they can relate to the challenges you might face in transitioning to civilian life. Benefits advisors can help you sign up for briefings and are also available to meet with you one on one to answer any questions about your transition.Contact your Benefits Advisor
The VA Benefits I and II Briefings are an integral part of VA TAP, and they are mandatory for all transitioning and retiring Servicemembers, Guard members, and Reservists.
In these briefings, you’ll learn about VA benefits such as education and training, employment services, life insurance, memorial and survivor benefits, home loans, health care, and compensation benefits. You will also learn how to navigate the VA Health Care Web Portal and eBenefits portals.
If you are a military spouse or Veteran who has not participated in the VA Benefits Briefings, it’s not too late. Contact your local TAP manager to sign up.Access Benefits Briefings
The Career Technical Training Track (CTTT) is one of three workshops you can take as part of the interagency Transition Assistance Program. This workshop helps participants identify civilian occupations, establish career goals, and learn about credentialing and vocational training programs. Transitioning Servicemembers, Veterans, and their spouses are encouraged to attend. Contact your local TAP manager to sign up.Learn More about CTTT Access CTTT Online
Servicemembers, Veterans, and their family members who are unable to attend briefings at a military installation can participate in the Transition Assistance Program online.Access Curriculum
“My Benefits Advisor’s presentation was extremely informative, and I appreciate her professionalism and enthusiastic approach to VA benefits. I definitely have more confidence in my ability to transition into retirement. What a great class. Thanks a lot!”
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Last updated September 9, 2016