Topic 1.20 Transition Counseling and Veterans benefits

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Topic 1.20 Transition Counseling and Veterans benefits

  1. 1. Career Development Training Course Transition Counseling and Veterans’ Benefits 1
  2. 2. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsEnabling ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this topic, the trainee will be able to: IDENTIFY the purpose of the Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP). LIST TAMP program elements mandated by public law. IDENTIFY the responsibilities of the CCC in the transition process. IDENTIFY the process to complete the Pre- separation Counseling Checklist. 2
  3. 3. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsEnabling Objectives IDENTIFY the CCC’s responsibilities in completion of the Individual Transition Plan (ITP) for separating personnel. LIST the purposes of DD Form 2586, Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET). IDENTIFY the benefits provided to Navy veterans. IDENTIFY the source to determine Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) eligibility and coverage amounts. 3
  4. 4. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsReference Publications NAVPERS 15878(series), Career Counselor Handbook OPNAVINST 1900.2(series), Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) OPNAVINST 1900.1(series), Pre-separation Counseling by Career Information Teams DD Form 2648, Pre-separation Counseling Checklist DD Form 2586, VMET: https:// www.dmdc.osd.mil/vmet 4
  5. 5. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsReference Publications Department of Veterans Affairs website: http://www.va.gov 5
  6. 6. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsTransition Assistance ManagementProgram (TAMP) Purpose OPNAVINST 1900.2(series) Assists separating/retiring Sailors as they transition from military to civilian life. 6
  7. 7. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsTransition Program Overview TAMP elements mandated by public law:  Pre-separation counseling (DD Form 2648) 90 days prior to separation.  Verification of Military Experience & Training (DD Form 2586).  Employment Assistance:  Transition Assistance Program (TAP) workshop.  Transition Bulletin Board (TBB).  Information on involuntary separation/retirement benefits and services. 7
  8. 8. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsThe Transition Process The CCC is a vital partner in making a successful transition. Identify potential separatees early (9 to 12 months) and retirees (24 months):  Complete the Pre-separation Counseling Checklist.  Schedule TAP class in advance. 8
  9. 9. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsCARIT brief Mandated by CONGRESS Only those Sailors who are reenlistment eligible attend a CARIT brief (includes HYT, PTS, Fleet Reserve, and Retirement).
  10. 10. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsPre-Separation Counseling Checklist Mandated by Congress. Must be completed NLT 90 days prior to separation. Ensure document is filed in service record. TAMP Manager at local FFSC must receive data to facilitate reporting to BUPERS. 10
  11. 11. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsThe Individual Transition Plan A game plan for a successful transition back to civilian life. A framework you can use to fulfill realistic career goals. Not a DOD Form. Something created by yourself, for yourself. CCC must know resources available for referral action. 11
  12. 12. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsDD Form 2586, Verification of MilitaryExperience and Training (VMET) Mandated by Public Law 101-510 The VMET is:  A listing of job skills and experience acquired while on active duty that may apply to employment in the private sector.  A tool to use in combination with evaluations, fitness reports, and other pertinent documents to prepare employment applications.  A listing of a training data after 1980 and experience history only after 1975. 12
  13. 13. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsVeterans’ Benefitshttp://www.va.gov Job-finding Assistance Reemployment Rights:  The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) was signed into law on 13 October 1994. USERRA clarifies and strengthens the Veterans Reemployment Rights (VRR) Statute.  Title 5 U.S. Code 2108  Covers non-career military personnel 13
  14. 14. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsVeterans’ Benefits (cont.) Unemployment Compensation:  Administered by states as agents of the federal government.  Each state has its own benefit structure. Vocational Rehabilitation:  Assistance in preparing for, finding, and keeping jobs.  Assistance in re-training service members with serious disabilities. 14
  15. 15. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsVeterans’ Benefits (cont.) Loans:  Small-business loans  VA loans Federal Civil Service Employment  Veterans preference:  5 points for any veteran  10 points for veterans with disabilities 15
  16. 16. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsVeterans’ Benefits (cont.) Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI)  Eligibility requirements:  Sailor’s with full-time SGLI coverage are eligible to convert.  Amount of coverage:  Issued in multiples of $10,000 up to a maximum of $400,000  Cost:  Premiums are based on separating Sailor’s age. 16
  17. 17. Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsSummary and Review What form is used to document pre- separation counseling? What does the DD 2586 (VMET) provide? What is an ITP? 17

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