Topic 1.20 Transition Counseling and Veterans benefits
Career Development Training Course Transition Counseling and Veterans’ Benefits 1
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
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
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
Transition Counseling and Veterans’ BenefitsReference Publications Department of Veterans Affairs website: http://www.va.gov 5
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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