PRESEPARATION COUNSELINGCHECKLISTAC, AGR, AR, FTS, RPAAirman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)Scott AFB
• Please complete the Pre-Assessment. At the end of the briefing you willcomplete the Post Assessment and the correct resp...
Overview for TAP GPS• Complete the DD Form 2648• Career Readiness Standards (CRSs)• Optional 2 day tracks
Career Readiness Standards1. Complete an assessment of personal circumstances - DDForm 2648, Pre-separation Counseling Che...
Introduction• Purpose of Preseparation Counseling– Mandated by Title 10– Introduce benefits and services– Answer questions...
General Instructions• Do not use pencil, red ink or felt tip pen to completeform– Use black or blue ink ball point pen• Fi...
Effects of a Career Change #10• Explain the effects of a career change• Identify coping techniques• Referral contact infor...
Dept of Labor Employment Workshop(DOLEW) #11a• Bi-Monthly• Workshop content information• Post-military employment resource...
TAP GPS Workshop DatesJun 3-7Jun 17-21Jul 8-12Jul 22-26Aug 5-9Aug 19-23Sep 9-13Sep 23-27Oct 7-11Oct 21-25Nov 4-8Nov 18-22D...
Verification of Military Experience andTraining (VMET) #11b• Utilization of VMET• Eligible members can print VMET at:www.d...
Civilian Occupations Corresponding toMilitary Occupations/ONET #11cCRITICAL RESOURCE• O*NET resources• Program and feature...
Licensing and Certification #11c(1)• Credentialing– Licenses– Certifications• GI Bill utilization– http://www.careerinfone...
DOL America Job Centers #11c(1)(a)• Organized around customers (job seeker, business,students, workforce professionals)• L...
US Army Credentialing On-line#11c(1)(b)• Identify credentials related to military occupations• Civilian credentialing requ...
USMAP #11c(1)(c)• Apprenticeship programs• Recognized by DOL• https://usmap.cnet.navy.mil
DANTES #11c(1)(d)• Base Education Offices• Educational opportunities and non-traditionaleducation• CLEP and SOC• DANTES st...
Navy Cool Website #11c(1)(e)• Identify credentials related to military occupations• Civilian credentialing requirements• F...
Turbo TAP #11d• Comprehensive separation site• Resources for money management, veteranbenefits, education and training, he...
Employment Hub #11d(1)• Designed for separating service members• Translates military skills and experience• Job search too...
Hire Vets First #11d(2)• Hire Vets First website is obsolete, check “no”
State Job Boards #11d(3)• Every state has a job board for their state• Employers can search for applicants• Applicants can...
DOL Realifelines #11d(4)Hire Vets First website is obsolete,check “no”
Public and Community ServiceOpportunities #11e• Non-profit, public, and community organizations• www.nationalservice.gob• ...
Teacher and Teacher’s AideOpportunities/Troops to Teachers #11f• Eligibility and qualifications• Stipend/Bonus• Employment...
Federal Employment Opportunities #11g• 3 Main ways to acquire federal positions– Merit promotion– Special hiring authority...
USAJobs.com #11g(1)• Official job site of the federal government• OPM website• One-stop source for federal jobs• www.usajo...
Go-Defense.com #11g(2)• DOD job website• Careers in national defense• Entry level to executive level• http://godefense.cpm...
Veterans Preference in FederalEmployment # 11g(3)• Eligibility– Veteran– Disabled Veteran• Demonstration• Referral contact...
Veterans Federal ProcurementOpportunities #11g(4)• Maximizing participation• Eligible small businesses• Veteran advantages...
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)Special Hiring Authorities #11g(5)• Special Hiring Authority– Veterans Recruitment App...
Hiring Preference in Non-AppropriatedFund (NAF) Jobs #11h• Eligibility requirements– One time hiring preference basedon SP...
State Employment Agencies #11i• Dedicated veterans employment representatives– Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) Sp...
American Job Centers 11i(1)• Relation to State Employment Offices• Types of available services• Locations and resources• S...
Workforce Investment Act #11i(2)• Administered by the DOL• Eligibility• Program and services availablehttp://www.careerone...
Veterans Small Business Ownership andEntrepreneurship Programs #11j• Small business ownership– Women Owned Small Business•...
Small Business Administration and theSBA Patriot Express Loan #11j(1)• Small Business Administration– Counseling, mentorin...
National Veteran’s BusinessDevelopment Corporation #11j(2)• Congressionally mandated• Reinforcement of assistance to veter...
Uniformed Services Employment andReemployment Rights Act (USERRA) #11k• Eligibility• Timelines• Notification requirements•...
Priority of Service #11l• Workforce programs funded in whole or in partby DOL• Eligibility• www.servicelocator.org
NEW ITEM: VOLUNTEER SERVICE• Benefits of volunteer work– Networking opportunities– Ability to learn new skills– “Giving ba...
NEW ITEM: AMERiCORPS• Federal and state non-profit stipended nationalservice position• Members provide a range of services...
Permissive Temporary Duty and ExcessLeave #12a• Time frames• Eligibility• Granting PTDY/TAD• Based on SPD Code
Travel and Transportation Allowances#12b• Time frames/extensions• Extended housing allowance• Entitlementswww.defensetrave...
Housing Counseling Assistance #13WHAT CAN HUD DO FOR YOU?HUD.GOV 888.995-HOPE– HUDVET
Education Benefits #14a• Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)• Montgomery GI Bill• Post 9-11 GI Bill (transfer e...
US Department of EducationFederal Aid Programs #14b• Eligibility• Availability• Veterans’ Educational Benefits• Upward Bou...
Other Fed/State/Local Education andTraining Options #14c• Scott Education office or the nearest Ed Centerfor your branch o...
Physical and Mental Health Well-Being#15a• DOD Mental Health Assessment Program• Anonymous, self assessments available onl...
Transitional Healthcare Benefit/TRICARE#15a(1)• Eligibility and time frames forTransitional Health Care– Transitional Assi...
VA Health Administration #15a(2)• Timelines for services and benefits• Mandatory VA Veterans’ Benefits Briefing– MUST enro...
VA Vet Center #15a(3)• Eligibility• Readjustment counseling• Outreach services• www.vetcenter.va.gov
State and Local Health Care and MentalHealth Services #15a(4)• Research the state• Explore options• www.statelocalgov.net
Healthcare and Other Benefits #15b, VAHealth Care #15b(1), VA Dental Care#15b(2)• TRICARE• Delta Dental• Retirees– Tricare...
VA Health Care #15b(1)• Broad range of medical, surgical, readjustmentcounseling and rehabilitative care• Eligibility– Not...
VA Dental Care #15b(2)• VA outpatient dental treatment• Eligibility• www.va.gov or 1-877-222-8387
Continued Health Care Benefits Program#16a• Continued Health Care Benefit Program• Time frames• Explain health system and ...
Veterans Group Life Insurance #16bVGLI• Conversion information and time frames• Amounts and restrictions• Personal choice•...
Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance#16c• Coverage• Amounts and restrictions• www.insurance.va.gov
Traumatic Injury Protection underServicemembers’ Group Life Insurance(TSGLI) #16d• Coverage and eligibility• Amounts and r...
Family Servicemembers’ Group LifeInsurance (FSGLI) #16e• Coverage• Amounts and restrictions• www.insurance.va.gov
Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance(S-DVI) #16f• Coverage and eligibility• Amounts and restrictions• www.insurance.va.gov
Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance(VMLI) #16g• Coverage• Amounts and restrictions• Personal choice• www.insurance.va.gov
VA Life Insurance #16h• Already discussed on previous slides– Veterans Group Life Insurance– Servicemembers’ Group Life In...
Transitional Health Care Benefit #16i• Information already covered under checklist item#15a(1)
Financial Management #17a• Spending Plan / Budget• TSP: http://www.tsp.gov• Retirement• SBP• Military vs. civilian pay and...
Separation Pay #17b• Eligibility – Based on SPD CodeContact your servicing Finance Office
Unemployment Compensation (UCX)#17c• Eligibility– DD 214– Honorable Discharge• Explain Benefit• http://servicelocator.org–...
General Money Management #17d• Budgeting– http://turbotap.org/portal/transition/resources/Financial_Calculators (can obtai...
Personal Savings and Investment #17e• Savings• Investments– Bond– Certificate of Deposit (CD)– Stocks– Mutual FundsAirman ...
Reserve Affiliation #18• Obligation• Eligibility qualificationsAir National Guard: http://www.goang.comAir Force Reserves:...
VA Benefits Briefing #19• Compensation and pension• Education and training• Home loan assistance• Insurance• Vocational Re...
Disabled Transition Assistance Program(DTAP) Briefing #20a• Eligible veterans with compensable service-connecteddisabiliti...
VA Disability Benefits #20b• Disability compensation• Vocational rehabilitation• VA health care• Dental care– Briefing is ...
Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD)and Quick Start #20c• Apply for disability compensation prior to sep/ret• BDD• Quick S...
State Veterans Benefits #21• State benefits vary state to state• Eligibility and examples• http://www.military.com/benefit...
Two-Year Commissary andExchange Privileges #22• Eligibility / qualifications• BenefitBased on SPD Code
Legal Assistance #23• Available assistanceContact the Scott Legal Office
Post Government Employment #24• Mandatory briefing requirementContact the Scott Legal Office
Individual Transition Plan #25• What• Why• WhoContact the Airman & FamilyReadiness Center, ACAP or theNavy Career Advisor
Language Skills/Regional Expertise#26a and #26b• Defense Language Volunteer Program• Opportunities for military members wh...
Final Remarks• If counseling received within 89 days or less beforeseparation, place an X to designate the appropriatereas...
DD Form 214• What is it?– Review for accuracy before finalized• Why you need it?• Importance of safeguarding the document•...
Electronic Access to DD Form 214• Access electronic DD Form 214 on date of sep/ret– AFPC will also mail to forwarding addr...
Review of Career Readiness Standards(CRSs)• Common CRSs - everyone must meet and will beverified at the mandatory CAPSTONE...
Employment CRSs• Specific CRSs to the Employment track – memberswho choose this track must meet and will be verifiedat the...
Education & Career Technical TrainingCRSs• Specific CRSs to the Education & CareerTechnical Training tracks– members who c...
Optional 2 Day Tracks• Education Track (Oct 13)– 2 day track (preparation for college life and re-entering school)• Career...
Individual Transition Plan(ITP)88
Individual Transition Plan• Everyone must have one– Section 1 completed during Pre-Sep pp 1 – 5– Remaining sections will b...
ITP Page 1• Complete the top of the form– List your top 3 Military Occupations Codes & titles• AFSC• MOS90
Career Readiness StandardsAll Career Paths• Pre-Sep Counseling• Register for VA Benefits• Prepare Post Separation budget• ...
Readiness StandardsITP Page 2• Employment Career• Education Career• Technical Training Career Readiness• Starting a Busine...
Identify Post-transition Personal/Family RequirementsA. Taking Care of Individual/Family Member NeedsIdentify individual/f...
Post-transition Personal/Family Reqs(con’t)Immediate post-transition housing requirements- Will you be selling/buying/rent...
Personal Assessment• Assessing Benefits and Entitlements– Evaluate benefits– Register for VA Benefits95
Personal Assessment• Getting Financially Ready– Identify financial obligations– List new required workforce clothing costs...
97What must I to bring to TAP GPS?
TAP SEMINARPreparation• Must bring DD 2648• Individual Transition Plan• Financial Forms• DD Form 2586, VMET/CoastGuard req...
BREAK99
Department ofVeteran Affairs
Don GoshaMilitary Service CoordinatorVA Regional Office, St Louis
VA Benefits can affect you now andfor the rest of your life. They canalso affect your dependents…evenafter your death!
VA• Veterans Benefits Administration– All VA benefits - Compensation, Education, Home LoanGuaranty, etc.– Administered by ...
Benefits• Compensation• Pension• Health Care• Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment• Education and Training• Home Loans...
eBenefits – My Gateway to BenefitInformation• www.ebenefits.va.gov• One-stop shop for benefits-related onlinetools and inf...
What do I need to know about eBenefits?• Two types of accounts– Basic (to view benefits information)– Premium (also allows...
CompensationforService-ConnectedDisabilities
CompensationDisability Examples• Knee Condition• Migraines/Headaches• Heart Condition• Back Condition• Acid Reflux• Diabetes
• Disabilities are rated from 0% to100%• VA rating is independent of anymilitary rating (PEB)• Payments begin with 10% rat...
Compensation – Sample RatesRating Vet Only Vet+S Vet+S+1C Vet+S+2C Vet+1C10% 129 N/A N/A N/A N/A20% 255 N/A N/A N/A N/A30%...
Disability Compensation Process• File VA Form 21-526– There are a number of versions (526, 526b, 526c,526ez). Use the righ...
When Can I File a Compensation Claim?Can I file while still on Active Duty?• There is no time limit for filling Disability...
Features of a VA Loan• No down payment• Special assistance forveterans w/ difficultymaking payments• Funding Fee waived fo...
Loan Purposes• Buy a home• Build a home• Refinance existing loan• Repair, alter, or improve a home• Use only for property ...
VA Health Care
Who is eligible and how do you apply?• Eligibility information is at:www.va.gov/healtheligibility• Application form is: VA...
Veterans of Operations Enduring& Iraqi FreedomVA provides up to five years of freehealth care for enrolled Veterans whoser...
www.va.gov/rcs/Vet Centers provide quality readjustmentcounseling in a caring manner. VetCenters understand and appreciate...
Global War on TerrorismPriority Processing• Recipients of:• Global War on Terrorism Service Medal• Global War on Terrorism...
Other benefits to consider:• Education (GI Bill)– Transferability only while on Active Duty• Vocational Rehabilitation• Ve...
Primary VA Contacts• 1-800-827-1000 (general VA line)• www.va.gov• www.gibill.va.gov• 1-888-442-4551 (education line) or 1...
Thank You For Your Service toour Country!
All those separating vs retiring andother branches of the military maynow leave.123
SurvivorBenefitPlan (SBP)124
What is SBP?• Retired pay stops when you die!• Many widows were being left destitute• 21 Sep 72 Congress implemented the S...
Who can be a beneficiary andreceive the payments?• Spouse only– Receives payments for life• Remarriage after 55 does not s...
Who can be a beneficiary andreceive the payments? (cont)• Insurable Interest Person– Only when no spouse or children at re...
What is a Base Amount?• Base amount is the amount thatdetermines:– The monthly cost to the member– The annuity paid to the...
How much does SBP cost?• Monthly spouse costs are usually 6.5 percent ofbase amount• Child only cost is based on age of me...
Cost Examples• Assume base amount is $1700 and ages are– Retiring member: 43; Spouse: 41; Youngest child: 7• Assume full c...
How much does a spouse receive?• Example of annuity payable upon member’sdeath:– If base amount selected is:$1700– 55% of ...
How much does a child receive?• Example of annuity payable upon member’sdeath:– If base amount selected is:$1700– 55% of b...
Different than Insurance• SBP premiums are non-taxable• SBP coverage can’t be canceled due to ill health oradvanced age• G...
Mandatory RetirementProcessing Actions• Attend one-on-one SBP briefing for you andspouse– Spouse must be informed of the o...
Mandatory RetirementProcessing Actions (cont.)• DD Form 2656, Data for Payment of RetiredPersonnel– EVERY retiring member ...
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  • 1. PRESEPARATION COUNSELINGCHECKLISTAC, AGR, AR, FTS, RPAAirman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)Scott AFB
  • 2. • Please complete the Pre-Assessment. At the end of the briefing you willcomplete the Post Assessment and the correct responses will beprovided. If you do not have one, ask the facilitator for a copy.• The A&FRC uses this Pre & Post Assessment to ensure you have met thelearning objectives we have outlined to be covered during today’spresentations.• The additional questions at the end of the Post Assessment are used forthe purpose of meeting your needs and customer services demographics.• All the responses are calculated and results are provided by to the TAPGPS Core Compliance Expert and the A&FRC Chief for review & action asneeded.• Thank You for your assistance in improving our programs and services.
  • 3. Overview for TAP GPS• Complete the DD Form 2648• Career Readiness Standards (CRSs)• Optional 2 day tracks
  • 4. Career Readiness Standards1. Complete an assessment of personal circumstances - DDForm 2648, Pre-separation Counseling Checklist2. Complete 12 month post-separation budget3. MOC crosswalk Gap Analysis4. Register on eBenefits – Service members mustdemonstrate that they have an eBenefits account5. Complete the ITP6. Assessment Tool7. Capstone (Oct 13)
  • 5. Introduction• Purpose of Preseparation Counseling– Mandated by Title 10– Introduce benefits and services– Answer questions– Describe assistance in place to help you• Checklist serves as reference for planning transition– Referrals provided to agency experts
  • 6. General Instructions• Do not use pencil, red ink or felt tip pen to completeform– Use black or blue ink ball point pen• Fill out form completely– Include name & SSN at top of pages 2 – 5– Enter SSN without dashes• Begin each entry with the first box• Write within each fields’ boxes• Read/review Section III Instructions
  • 7. Effects of a Career Change #10• Explain the effects of a career change• Identify coping techniques• Referral contact information– Chaplain– Military OneSource– VA Vet Centers/Veteran Service Organizations– Education Office– A&FRC– National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder(PTSD): www.ncptsd.va.gov/index.htmlCourage to Care: www.usuhs.mil/psy/courage.html
  • 8. Dept of Labor Employment Workshop(DOLEW) #11a• Bi-Monthly• Workshop content information• Post-military employment resourcesMandatory to attend the workshop (some exemptions)
  • 9. TAP GPS Workshop DatesJun 3-7Jun 17-21Jul 8-12Jul 22-26Aug 5-9Aug 19-23Sep 9-13Sep 23-27Oct 7-11Oct 21-25Nov 4-8Nov 18-22Dec 9-13
  • 10. Verification of Military Experience andTraining (VMET) #11b• Utilization of VMET• Eligible members can print VMET at:www.dmdc.osd.mil/vmet• Coast Guard does not have VMETGI-PF-ed_transcripts@uscg.mil• NOT an official transcript• Refer to FAQs on website
  • 11. Civilian Occupations Corresponding toMilitary Occupations/ONET #11cCRITICAL RESOURCE• O*NET resources• Program and features– Career Exploration Tools, etc.• www.onetcenter.org (open website)– mynextmove.org for potential occupations
  • 12. Licensing and Certification #11c(1)• Credentialing– Licenses– Certifications• GI Bill utilization– http://www.careerinfonet.org/certifications_new/
  • 13. DOL America Job Centers #11c(1)(a)• Organized around customers (job seeker, business,students, workforce professionals)• Labor market information• Occupational profiles• Career resource library & research database• Licensing information• Multiple career tools– Careeronestop.com
  • 14. US Army Credentialing On-line#11c(1)(b)• Identify credentials related to military occupations• Civilian credentialing requirements• Financial assistance• https://www.cool.army.mil
  • 15. USMAP #11c(1)(c)• Apprenticeship programs• Recognized by DOL• https://usmap.cnet.navy.mil
  • 16. DANTES #11c(1)(d)• Base Education Offices• Educational opportunities and non-traditionaleducation• CLEP and SOC• DANTES standardized testsScott Education Office, Bldg 1650, 256-3327
  • 17. Navy Cool Website #11c(1)(e)• Identify credentials related to military occupations• Civilian credentialing requirements• Financial assistance• https://www.cool.navy.mil
  • 18. Turbo TAP #11d• Comprehensive separation site• Resources for money management, veteranbenefits, education and training, health care andmore• My Decision Points (Individual Transition Plan)• www.TurboTAP.org• http://www.turbotap.org/export/sites/default/transition/resources/PDF/PreSepGuide_AD.pdf
  • 19. Employment Hub #11d(1)• Designed for separating service members• Translates military skills and experience• Job search tools and databaseswww.turboTAP.org/portal/transition/resources/Employment_Hub
  • 20. Hire Vets First #11d(2)• Hire Vets First website is obsolete, check “no”
  • 21. State Job Boards #11d(3)• Every state has a job board for their state• Employers can search for applicants• Applicants can search for positions• www.careeronestop.org/jobsearch/cos_jobsites.aspx
  • 22. DOL Realifelines #11d(4)Hire Vets First website is obsolete,check “no”
  • 23. Public and Community ServiceOpportunities #11e• Non-profit, public, and community organizations• www.nationalservice.gob• www.serve.gov
  • 24. Teacher and Teacher’s AideOpportunities/Troops to Teachers #11f• Eligibility and qualifications• Stipend/Bonus• Employment opportunities• www.proudtoserveagain.comhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYJfBGrZY9k
  • 25. Federal Employment Opportunities #11g• 3 Main ways to acquire federal positions– Merit promotion– Special hiring authority– Competitive appointment• Veterans’ Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)• Referral contact information– OPM: www.fedshirevets.gov
  • 26. USAJobs.com #11g(1)• Official job site of the federal government• OPM website• One-stop source for federal jobs• www.usajobs.gov
  • 27. Go-Defense.com #11g(2)• DOD job website• Careers in national defense• Entry level to executive level• http://godefense.cpms.osd.mil
  • 28. Veterans Preference in FederalEmployment # 11g(3)• Eligibility– Veteran– Disabled Veteran• Demonstration• Referral contact information– OPM: www.opm.gov
  • 29. Veterans Federal ProcurementOpportunities #11g(4)• Maximizing participation• Eligible small businesses• Veteran advantages– www.sba.gov and www.fbo.gov• Subcontracting Opportunities– www.gsa.gov/subdirectory
  • 30. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)Special Hiring Authorities #11g(5)• Special Hiring Authority– Veterans Recruitment Appointment– 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans• OPM: www.opm.gov
  • 31. Hiring Preference in Non-AppropriatedFund (NAF) Jobs #11h• Eligibility requirements– One time hiring preference basedon SPD for those separating– Veteran’s Preference• Define NAF– Career executive force– General work force– Entry level workerswww.nafcareers.com
  • 32. State Employment Agencies #11i• Dedicated veterans employment representatives– Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist– Local Veterans’ Employment Representative (LVER)• Available services– Provide employment, training and placement services• Locate nearest state office at www.servicelocator.org
  • 33. American Job Centers 11i(1)• Relation to State Employment Offices• Types of available services• Locations and resources• Service locator– www.servicelocator.org
  • 34. Workforce Investment Act #11i(2)• Administered by the DOL• Eligibility• Program and services availablehttp://www.careeronestop.org/WiaProviderSearch.aspIncrease the occupational skill attainment and thereby increasethe employment, retention, and earnings of participants
  • 35. Veterans Small Business Ownership andEntrepreneurship Programs #11j• Small business ownership– Women Owned Small Business• Franchise opportunities• Resources available at federal, state and local level– Scott A&FRC: bi-monthly classes– Vetbiz.com– Frannet.com
  • 36. Small Business Administration and theSBA Patriot Express Loan #11j(1)• Small Business Administration– Counseling, mentoring, training– Veteran Advantages– SCORE• Patriot Express Loan– Eligibility– Amountswww.vetbiz.comwww.sba.gov
  • 37. National Veteran’s BusinessDevelopment Corporation #11j(2)• Congressionally mandated• Reinforcement of assistance to veterans– Facilitate collaborations between veteran-owned small businesses, providing a gatewayto access resources, programs, funding• Referral contact information– www.veteranscorp.org
  • 38. Uniformed Services Employment andReemployment Rights Act (USERRA) #11k• Eligibility• Timelines• Notification requirements• Veterans Employment and Training Service(VETS)– www.dol.gov/vetsUSERRA
  • 39. Priority of Service #11l• Workforce programs funded in whole or in partby DOL• Eligibility• www.servicelocator.org
  • 40. NEW ITEM: VOLUNTEER SERVICE• Benefits of volunteer work– Networking opportunities– Ability to learn new skills– “Giving back”• www.serve.gov• SeniorCorps (over the age of 55)– National program• www.seniorcorps.gov
  • 41. NEW ITEM: AMERiCORPS• Federal and state non-profit stipended nationalservice position• Members provide a range of services• Made up of several programs• Eligibility• http://www.americorps.gov
  • 42. Permissive Temporary Duty and ExcessLeave #12a• Time frames• Eligibility• Granting PTDY/TAD• Based on SPD Code
  • 43. Travel and Transportation Allowances#12b• Time frames/extensions• Extended housing allowance• Entitlementswww.defensetravel.dod.mil www.militaryonesource.com
  • 44. Housing Counseling Assistance #13WHAT CAN HUD DO FOR YOU?HUD.GOV 888.995-HOPE– HUDVET
  • 45. Education Benefits #14a• Veterans Educational Assistance Program (VEAP)• Montgomery GI Bill• Post 9-11 GI Bill (transfer extended to 31 Jul 2013)– Scott Education Office or VA repMember must request transfer of education benefits while still onactive duty!
  • 46. US Department of EducationFederal Aid Programs #14b• Eligibility• Availability• Veterans’ Educational Benefits• Upward Boundwww.federalstudentaid.ed.gov
  • 47. Other Fed/State/Local Education andTraining Options #14c• Scott Education office or the nearest Ed Centerfor your branch of the military•http://www.studentveterans.org/index.php/home/chapters/list-alpha/i.htmlhttp://www.finaid.org/otheraid/state.phtmlhttp://www.nelnetsolutions.com/dod/
  • 48. Physical and Mental Health Well-Being#15a• DOD Mental Health Assessment Program• Anonymous, self assessments available online, byphone, or special events at installations or reserve units– PTSD– Depression– Alcohol use– General anxiety disorder• Veterans Crisis Line– 1-800-273-8255 press 1Scott Mental Health Clinic256-
  • 49. Transitional Healthcare Benefit/TRICARE#15a(1)• Eligibility and time frames forTransitional Health Care– Transitional AssistanceManagement Program (TAMP)• TRICARE– www.tricare.mil/mybenefit• Delta Dental• TRICARE Office, 2nd floor ofScott MTF
  • 50. VA Health Administration #15a(2)• Timelines for services and benefits• Mandatory VA Veterans’ Benefits Briefing– MUST enroll in eBenefits• VA disability compensation• Medical care– www.va.gov– 1-800-827-1000
  • 51. VA Vet Center #15a(3)• Eligibility• Readjustment counseling• Outreach services• www.vetcenter.va.gov
  • 52. State and Local Health Care and MentalHealth Services #15a(4)• Research the state• Explore options• www.statelocalgov.net
  • 53. Healthcare and Other Benefits #15b, VAHealth Care #15b(1), VA Dental Care#15b(2)• TRICARE• Delta Dental• Retirees– Tricare Prime enrollment– Tricare Retiree Dental Program (TDRP)• www.tricare.osd.mil
  • 54. VA Health Care #15b(1)• Broad range of medical, surgical, readjustmentcounseling and rehabilitative care• Eligibility– Not just for service connected disabilities;also non-service connected injuries ormedical conditions• www.va.gov
  • 55. VA Dental Care #15b(2)• VA outpatient dental treatment• Eligibility• www.va.gov or 1-877-222-8387
  • 56. Continued Health Care Benefits Program#16a• Continued Health Care Benefit Program• Time frames• Explain health system and relation tofamily members• Importance of researching medicalcoverage options• Separating with military health issues• www.humana-military.com1-800-444-5445• Referral contact information
  • 57. Veterans Group Life Insurance #16bVGLI• Conversion information and time frames• Amounts and restrictions• Personal choice• www.insurance.va.gov
  • 58. Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance#16c• Coverage• Amounts and restrictions• www.insurance.va.gov
  • 59. Traumatic Injury Protection underServicemembers’ Group Life Insurance(TSGLI) #16d• Coverage and eligibility• Amounts and restrictions• www.insurance.va.gov
  • 60. Family Servicemembers’ Group LifeInsurance (FSGLI) #16e• Coverage• Amounts and restrictions• www.insurance.va.gov
  • 61. Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance(S-DVI) #16f• Coverage and eligibility• Amounts and restrictions• www.insurance.va.gov
  • 62. Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance(VMLI) #16g• Coverage• Amounts and restrictions• Personal choice• www.insurance.va.gov
  • 63. VA Life Insurance #16h• Already discussed on previous slides– Veterans Group Life Insurance– Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance– Traumatic Injury Protection– Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance– Service-Disabled Veterans Insurance– Veterans’ Mortgage Life Insurance• Benefits• www.va.gov
  • 64. Transitional Health Care Benefit #16i• Information already covered under checklist item#15a(1)
  • 65. Financial Management #17a• Spending Plan / Budget• TSP: http://www.tsp.gov• Retirement• SBP• Military vs. civilian pay and benefits• TaxesAirman & Family Readiness 618-256-8668
  • 66. Separation Pay #17b• Eligibility – Based on SPD CodeContact your servicing Finance Office
  • 67. Unemployment Compensation (UCX)#17c• Eligibility– DD 214– Honorable Discharge• Explain Benefit• http://servicelocator.org– www.bls.gov
  • 68. General Money Management #17d• Budgeting– http://turbotap.org/portal/transition/resources/Financial_Calculators (can obtain an electronic budget)• Debt reduction• Referral contact information
  • 69. Personal Savings and Investment #17e• Savings• Investments– Bond– Certificate of Deposit (CD)– Stocks– Mutual FundsAirman & Family Readiness Ctr618-256-8668
  • 70. Reserve Affiliation #18• Obligation• Eligibility qualificationsAir National Guard: http://www.goang.comAir Force Reserves: http://www.afreserve.comArmy National Guard: http://www.1800goguard.comArmy Reserves: http://www.goarmyreserve.comCoast Guard Reserves: http://www.uscg.mil/reserve/Marine Corps: www.marines.mil/unit/marforres/Stay/PSR.aspx#Navy Reserve: http://www.navyreserve.com
  • 71. VA Benefits Briefing #19• Compensation and pension• Education and training• Home loan assistance• Insurance• Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)• eBenefits (EVERYONE MUST ENROLL)EVERYONE MUST ATTEND THE VA BENEFITS BRIEFING!!!
  • 72. Disabled Transition Assistance Program(DTAP) Briefing #20a• Eligible veterans with compensable service-connecteddisabilities• Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program• Educational / vocational counseling• www.va.gov
  • 73. VA Disability Benefits #20b• Disability compensation• Vocational rehabilitation• VA health care• Dental care– Briefing is held the 1st day (Monday) of the TAP GPSSeminarGeneral disability benefit information covered in block 15
  • 74. Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD)and Quick Start #20c• Apply for disability compensation prior to sep/ret• BDD• Quick Start• Timelines• www.va.gov
  • 75. State Veterans Benefits #21• State benefits vary state to state• Eligibility and examples• http://www.military.com/benefits/veteran-benefits/state-veterans-benefits-directory
  • 76. Two-Year Commissary andExchange Privileges #22• Eligibility / qualifications• BenefitBased on SPD Code
  • 77. Legal Assistance #23• Available assistanceContact the Scott Legal Office
  • 78. Post Government Employment #24• Mandatory briefing requirementContact the Scott Legal Office
  • 79. Individual Transition Plan #25• What• Why• WhoContact the Airman & FamilyReadiness Center, ACAP or theNavy Career Advisor
  • 80. Language Skills/Regional Expertise#26a and #26b• Defense Language Volunteer Program• Opportunities for military members who speak aforeign language• Outreach program being developed– Military personnel– Civilian personnel• Privacy Act requirements
  • 81. Final Remarks• If counseling received within 89 days or less beforeseparation, place an X to designate the appropriatereason• Provide brief statement / explanation• Sign and date form
  • 82. DD Form 214• What is it?– Review for accuracy before finalized• Why you need it?• Importance of safeguarding the document• Where to get copies– Automated Records ManagementSystem (ARMS) at AFPC1-800-565-2450
  • 83. Electronic Access to DD Form 214• Access electronic DD Form 214 on date of sep/ret– AFPC will also mail to forwarding address providedby member• Must contact TFSC PRIOR to separation to requestUserID and password to access system– Must register with current Common Access Cardcredentials• Member may access document fromhome for up to 60 days after separation•Increase ease for filing unemploymentor enrolling in school
  • 84. Review of Career Readiness Standards(CRSs)• Common CRSs - everyone must meet and will beverified at the mandatory CAPSTONE event (DD Form2958)– DD Form 2648• Complete Section 1, Block 1 of ITP (We will accomplish next)– 12 month post-separation budget– Counseled on continuum of military service (Documentedon the ITP, Block 1, page 4)– MOC crosswalk Gap Analysis– Register on eBenefits– Complete the ITP• Must take when attending Transition GPS• Must attach DD Form 2648 to ITP
  • 85. Employment CRSs• Specific CRSs to the Employment track – memberswho choose this track must meet and will be verifiedat the mandatory CAPSTONE event (DD Form 2958)– Complete assessment tool– Complete job application package• Resume (private / federal)• References (personal / professional)• Submitted applications (2)– OR job acceptance letter– DOL gold card certificate• Exempt members can download certificate at:http://www.dol.gov/vets/goldcard/revisedgoldcard5.pdf
  • 86. Education & Career Technical TrainingCRSs• Specific CRSs to the Education & CareerTechnical Training tracks– members who choosethese tracks must meet and will be verified atthe mandatory CAPSTONE event (DD Form 2958)– Complete assessment tool– Complete a comparison of academic or technicalinstitution choices– Complete college, university or technical trainingapplication(s)– Confirm one-on-one counseling with a college,university or technical training institution advisor
  • 87. Optional 2 Day Tracks• Education Track (Oct 13)– 2 day track (preparation for college life and re-entering school)• Career Technical Track (Oct 13)– 2 day track (helps with reputable technical schoolselection)• Entrepreneurship Track (B2B) – Bi-Monthly atA&FRC– 2 day track (pursuing your own small business orfranchising)
  • 88. Individual Transition Plan(ITP)88
  • 89. Individual Transition Plan• Everyone must have one– Section 1 completed during Pre-Sep pp 1 – 5– Remaining sections will be completed during theT-GPS– Reviewed at end of T-GPS for completion89
  • 90. ITP Page 1• Complete the top of the form– List your top 3 Military Occupations Codes & titles• AFSC• MOS90
  • 91. Career Readiness StandardsAll Career Paths• Pre-Sep Counseling• Register for VA Benefits• Prepare Post Separation budget• Evaluate continuing service through ReserveComponent• Crosswalk: Military Skill Set to civilian skills• Complete ITP91
  • 92. Readiness StandardsITP Page 2• Employment Career• Education Career• Technical Training Career Readiness• Starting a Business92
  • 93. Identify Post-transition Personal/Family RequirementsA. Taking Care of Individual/Family Member NeedsIdentify individual/family needs- Do you have a family member with a special need-- A&FRC EFMP Coordinator can help?- Do you have a disability that will require additional travel to obtainservices?- Will you have co-pay costs on medical services?Identify extenuating individual/family circumstances- Will you be responsible for assisting with elder care in the next few years?- Do you need to find special schools for your children or yourself?Assess impact of relocation options- Buying/selling a vehicle- Spouse needs assistance finding job at new location- Obtain info on schools, taxes, etc93
  • 94. Post-transition Personal/Family Reqs(con’t)Immediate post-transition housing requirements- Will you be selling/buying/renting?- Are you do a DITY or is AF moving your belongings?- Will temp storage be needed Post-transition transportationrequirementsWho is your support networkWhom do you spend leisure time with94
  • 95. Personal Assessment• Assessing Benefits and Entitlements– Evaluate benefits– Register for VA Benefits95
  • 96. Personal Assessment• Getting Financially Ready– Identify financial obligations– List new required workforce clothing costs– Develop and attach a plan to reduce/eliminatecurrent debt– Develop 12-month budget of current obligations96
  • 97. 97What must I to bring to TAP GPS?
  • 98. TAP SEMINARPreparation• Must bring DD 2648• Individual Transition Plan• Financial Forms• DD Form 2586, VMET/CoastGuard request official transcriptwith CG 1561: CGI-PF-ed_transcripts@uscg.mil• Completed rough draft of aresume (template is in your pkg)• OPR/EPR/ORB/OER/ PersonalQualifications Records/DevCounseling 4856, NCO ER• Copy of LES• Laptop (if possible)• Thank You cards• Copy of job announcementsimilar to type of job you’reseeking– www.USAJOBS.com– www.Monster.com– www.INDEED.com98
  • 99. BREAK99
  • 100. Department ofVeteran Affairs
  • 101. Don GoshaMilitary Service CoordinatorVA Regional Office, St Louis
  • 102. VA Benefits can affect you now andfor the rest of your life. They canalso affect your dependents…evenafter your death!
  • 103. VA• Veterans Benefits Administration– All VA benefits - Compensation, Education, Home LoanGuaranty, etc.– Administered by VA Regional Offices• Veterans Health Administration– All VA health care services– Administered by VA Medical Centers, Ambulatory Care &Community Based Outpatient Clinics, etc.• National Cemetery Administration– National and State Veterans Cemeteries– Headstones & Markers– Presidential Memorial Certificates
  • 104. Benefits• Compensation• Pension• Health Care• Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment• Education and Training• Home Loans• Life Insurance• Dependent and Survivor Benefits• Burial Benefits
  • 105. eBenefits – My Gateway to BenefitInformation• www.ebenefits.va.gov• One-stop shop for benefits-related onlinetools and information• You can– Apply for Benefits– See your benefits status and payments online– Download your DD 214
  • 106. What do I need to know about eBenefits?• Two types of accounts– Basic (to view benefits information)– Premium (also allows viewing of personal VA andDOD records)• Ways to get a Premium account (need DODSelf Service Logon):– Use Common Access Card (CAC)– Retirees with “My Pay” account access– At a VA Regional Office
  • 107. CompensationforService-ConnectedDisabilities
  • 108. CompensationDisability Examples• Knee Condition• Migraines/Headaches• Heart Condition• Back Condition• Acid Reflux• Diabetes
  • 109. • Disabilities are rated from 0% to100%• VA rating is independent of anymilitary rating (PEB)• Payments begin with 10% ratings• Additional allowance for dependentswith 30% or higher ratingCompensation
  • 110. Compensation – Sample RatesRating Vet Only Vet+S Vet+S+1C Vet+S+2C Vet+1C10% 129 N/A N/A N/A N/A20% 255 N/A N/A N/A N/A30% 395 442 476 499 42640% 569 631 677 708 61150% 810 888 946 985 86260% 1026 1120 1189 1235 108970% 1293 1402 1483 1537 136680% 1503 1628 1720 1782 158790% 1689 1830 1933 2003 1783100% 2816 2973 3088 3166 2921Rates Effective: 12/01/2012
  • 111. Disability Compensation Process• File VA Form 21-526– There are a number of versions (526, 526b, 526c,526ez). Use the right form for your category.– Critical 1 year timeframe for general medicalexam!– I highly recommend obtaining assistance withfiling via a VA Representative or ServiceOrganization.
  • 112. When Can I File a Compensation Claim?Can I file while still on Active Duty?• There is no time limit for filling DisabilityCompensation!• Eligible to file a compensation claim within 180days of leaving active duty– Must have a known separation date• Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD)– 60-180 days prior to discharge– Full copy of Service Treatment Records– Be available for exams• Quick Start/Pre-Discharge Claims– 0-60 days prior to discharge– Full copy of Service Treatment Records
  • 113. Features of a VA Loan• No down payment• Special assistance forveterans w/ difficultymaking payments• Funding Fee waived forVeterans in receipt ofVA Compensation
  • 114. Loan Purposes• Buy a home• Build a home• Refinance existing loan• Repair, alter, or improve a home• Use only for property located in theUS, its territories or possessions• Must occupy the property as yourhome within a reasonable period oftime
  • 115. VA Health Care
  • 116. Who is eligible and how do you apply?• Eligibility information is at:www.va.gov/healtheligibility• Application form is: VA Form 10-10EZ
  • 117. Veterans of Operations Enduring& Iraqi FreedomVA provides up to five years of freehealth care for enrolled Veterans whoserved in a theater of combatoperations and are seeking care for aninjury or illness that was caused oraggravated from this active dutyservice.
  • 118. www.va.gov/rcs/Vet Centers provide quality readjustmentcounseling in a caring manner. VetCenters understand and appreciateveterans’ military experiences whileassisting them and their family memberstoward a successful post-militaryadjustment in or near their community.ReadjustmentCounselingService
  • 119. Global War on TerrorismPriority Processing• Recipients of:• Global War on Terrorism Service Medal• Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal• Iraq Campaign Medal• Afghanistan Campaign Medal• On DOD Listing– And meet the following:• OEF/OIF claim received within 6 months of leavingactive duty• All claims for PTSD from OEF/OIF Veterans (exceptincreases)
  • 120. Other benefits to consider:• Education (GI Bill)– Transferability only while on Active Duty• Vocational Rehabilitation• Veterans Group Life Insurance• Pension
  • 121. Primary VA Contacts• 1-800-827-1000 (general VA line)• www.va.gov• www.gibill.va.gov• 1-888-442-4551 (education line) or 1-888-GIBILL1• http://www.facebook.com/VeteransBenefits• http://twitter.com/VAVetBenefits
  • 122. Thank You For Your Service toour Country!
  • 123. All those separating vs retiring andother branches of the military maynow leave.123
  • 124. SurvivorBenefitPlan (SBP)124
  • 125. What is SBP?• Retired pay stops when you die!• Many widows were being left destitute• 21 Sep 72 Congress implemented the SBP• Government subsidized annuity program• Patterned after the Civil Service annuity plan• SBP is only way your survivors may continue toreceive a portion of retired pay125
  • 126. Who can be a beneficiary andreceive the payments?• Spouse only– Receives payments for life• Remarriage after 55 does not suspend payments• Child(ren) only– Under 18 or until 22 if unmarried, full time student– Permanently disabled child receives for life– All eligible children receive the annuity in equal shares• Spouse and Child– Spouse is primary beneficiary– All eligible children receive the annuity in equal sharesonly if spouse becomes ineligible due to death orremarriage before age 55126
  • 127. Who can be a beneficiary andreceive the payments? (cont)• Insurable Interest Person– Only when no spouse or children at retirement– Can be a relative• If related closer than a cousin, no financial justificationrequired– Can be non-related person with financial interestin retiree– Proof must be provided: life insurance beneficiary,joint property owners127
  • 128. What is a Base Amount?• Base amount is the amount thatdetermines:– The monthly cost to the member– The annuity paid to the eligible survivor• Retiree selects the base amount:– Highest --full gross retired pay– Lowest --$300128
  • 129. How much does SBP cost?• Monthly spouse costs are usually 6.5 percent ofbase amount• Child only cost is based on age of member andyoungest child– Less expensive than spouse coverage• Spouse and child coverage:– Spouse cost plus additional amount for the children– Additional child cost is based on age of member,spouse and youngest child (less than the cost of childonly coverage)129
  • 130. Cost Examples• Assume base amount is $1700 and ages are– Retiring member: 43; Spouse: 41; Youngest child: 7• Assume full coverage is elected– Spouse only coverage costs $110.50 per month– Child only coverage costs $5.78 per month– Spouse and child coverage costs $110.99– Additional cost for child’s portion is only 49 cents130
  • 131. How much does a spouse receive?• Example of annuity payable upon member’sdeath:– If base amount selected is:$1700– 55% of base amount: X .55– Monthly annuity: $935131
  • 132. How much does a child receive?• Example of annuity payable upon member’sdeath:– If base amount selected is:$1700– 55% of base amount: X .55– Monthly annuity: $935• Benefit split equally among all eligible children– 2 eligible children receive $467.50 each• Caution: Child coverage, is less expensive, butit can’t replace spouse coverage132
  • 133. Different than Insurance• SBP premiums are non-taxable• SBP coverage can’t be canceled due to ill health oradvanced age• Government pays portion of SBP premiums• Insurance provides lump sum payments, however-– Pay-out usually decreases with age or premiums rise– When lump sum is gone, that’s it!• SBP provides life-time payments to spouse• SBP annuity increases with COLAs133
  • 134. Mandatory RetirementProcessing Actions• Attend one-on-one SBP briefing for you andspouse– Spouse must be informed of the options andeffects of the SBP– Come prepared to make SBP election– Spouse must concur in any election of less than fullspouse coverage– Bring all birthdates, marriage date, SSNs for allfamily members– Election may be changed up to last day of activeduty134
  • 135. Mandatory RetirementProcessing Actions (cont.)• DD Form 2656, Data for Payment of RetiredPersonnel– EVERY retiring member MUST complete this formPRIOR to their date of retirement– Properly establishes their retired pay account• SBP election / Tax status / Correspondence address /Arrears of pay beneficiary information– Spouse must concur in any election of less than fullspouse coverage– Failure to complete DD 2656 prior to retirementestablishes automatic full SBP coverage135
  • 136. Questions?136

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