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Transition Resources You Need During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has made the already-challenging transition from military to civilian life experience even more stressful for many service members and Veterans. This site is solely dedicated to providing transitioning service members and Veterans support and access to trusted, immediate information and resources. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions to find answers to your transition questions during COVID-19.

Military to Civilian Transition Talk | Episode 1

This new video series features VA and partner subject matter experts answering important questions. Transition Talk is all about giving Veterans easier access to information they need most when they need it. Watch the first full episode of Military to Civilian Transition Talk.

 

Unemployment Resources | Ep. 1.1

Are you a Veteran wondering if you may be eligible for unemployment benefits? On this segment of Military to Civilian Transition Talk, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits at VA, Margarita Devlin, addresses details about Veteran unemployment eligibility.

Stimulus Checks | Ep. 1.2

Wondering whether you qualify for a stimulus check? This segment of Military to Civilian Transition Talk addresses eligibility and what to do if you didn’t need to file taxes while serving abroad or on disability.

GI Bill and COVID-19 | Ep. 1.3

Using the GI Bill? Watch this segment of Military to Civilian Transition Talk to understand what effect virtual classes will have for you. Call us at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) for any questions about your education benefits. Read FAQs for students, school certifying officials, and our new paperless guidance.

Mental health services | Ep. 1.4

In these challenging times, ensuring access to mental health resources is a priority at VA. This segment of Military to Civilian Transition Talk addresses how Veterans and service members can continue to access mental health services. Connect with with confidential, 24/7 support by calling 1-800-273-8255 (press 1), text to 838255, or visit us online at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net for more information. #BeThere

Filing claims during COVID-19 | Ep. 1.5

On this segment of Transition Talk, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits at VA, Margarita Devlin, discusses online claims filing. Apply for benefits online.

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) | Ep. 1.6

Were in-person TAP events cancelled due to COVID-19? TAP courses are now available online! Learn more about what courses are available for Veterans, and where to access them, on this segment of Military to Civilian Transition Talk. Access TAP courses virtually.

Personalized Career Planning and Guidance (PCPG/Ch 36) | Ep. 1.7

On this segment of Transition Talk, we cover how Veterans and service members with service-connected disabilities can access career and education counseling and support. Learn more about PCPG / Chapter 36.

We are open for business | Ep. 1.8

On this episode of Transition Talk, Margarita Devlin, discusses different ways VBA is working to shift our services online amidst the COVID-19 pandemic in order to continue to support Veterans. Read the latest COVID-19 news from VBA.

VA Solid Start | Ep. 1.9

On this episode of Transition Talk, Margarita Devlin, expands on the VA Solid Start program that was developed to support Veterans throughout their first year after transitioning to civilian life.

Frequently Asked Questions

We know there are many pressing questions during this time. Please see these FAQs, which are updated regularly. If you still have a question you need answered, call us at 1-800- 827-1000.