Transition Resources You Need During COVID-19
Frequently Asked Questions
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the already difficult transition from military to civilian life even more stressful for many service members and veterans. This site is solely dedicated to providing transitioning military and veterans support and access to reliable and immediate information and resources. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions to find answers to your transition questions during COVID-19.
Transition during the COVID-19 pandemic
Discussion on the transition from military to civilians | Episode 1
The first episode of Transition Talk covers information for veterans and military personnel in transition during the COVID-19 pandemic. We cover topics like Unemployment Resources, GI Bill, Filing Benefit Claims, Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and others. Visit Military to Civilian Transition Talk to watch more episodes and learn more about this program.
Unemployment Resources | Ep. 1.1
Are you a veteran wondering if you might be entitled to unemployment benefits? On this segment of the interview on the military-to-civilian transition, VA Deputy Senior Under Secretary for Benefits Margarita Devlin gives details about the veteran right to unemployment.
Stimulation controls | Ep. 1.2
Wondering if you are eligible for a dunning check? This segment of the Military-to-Civilian Transition interview discusses eligibility and what to do if you didn’t need to file taxes while serving overseas or if you become disabled.
GI Bill and COVID-19 | Ep. 1.3
Use the GI Bill? Watch this segment of the interview on the military-to-civilian transition to understand the effect virtual classrooms will have on you. Call us at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551) for any questions regarding your education benefits. Read the FAQ for students, those responsible for school certification, and our new paperless guide.
Mental health services | Ep. 1.4
In these difficult times, ensuring access to mental health resources is a priority at VA. This segment of the Military-to-Civilian Transition interview discusses how Veterans and military personnel can continue to access mental health services. Connect with confidential 24/7 support by calling 1-800-273-8255 (press 1), text 838255 or visit us online at https://www.veteranscrisisline.net for more information. #Be there
Filing of Claims During COVID-19 | Ep. 1.5
In this segment of Transition Talk, VA’s Assistant Senior Under Secretary for Benefits Margarita Devlin discusses online filing. Apply for benefits online.
Transition Assistance Program (PAT) | Ep. 1.6
Have TAP in-person events been canceled due to COVID-19? TAP courses are now available online! Learn more about the courses available to Veterans, and where to access them, in this segment of the Military-to-Civilian Transition Interview. Access TAP courses virtually.
Personalized Career Planning and Guidance (PCPG / Ch 36) | Ep. 1.7
In this segment of Transition Talk, we explain how Veterans and military members with a service-related disability can access career and education advice and support. Learn more about PCPG / Chapter 36.
We are open for business | Ep. 1.8
In this episode of Transition Talk, Margarita Devlin discusses the different ways VBA is working to move our online services amid the COVID-19 pandemic to continue supporting veterans. Read the latest COVID-19 news from VBA.
VA Solid Start | Ep. 1.9
In this episode of Transition Talk, Margarita Devlin, expands on the VA Solid Start program which was developed to support Veterans throughout their first year after transitioning to civilian life.
Frequently Asked Questions
We know there are many pressing issues during this time. Please review these FAQs, which are updated regularly. If you still have a question you need to answer, give us a call at 1-800-827-1000.