VA Benefits Participant Guide.pdf

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Then, work in Table 2-5 to create your own action plan. Note which actions you need to complete to take advantage of VA benefits, support services, and tools that can help you build the kind of life you want to have. Cross through the things that don’t apply to you, or use the blank spaces at the bottom to add more items to your list. You will have the opportunity to update your plan throughout the briefings. Be sure to note the deadlines and important timeframes for completing each action. Related Personal Goals Table 2-5: Module 2 Personal Action Plan Action to Take Deadline or Timeframe Register for DS Logon and access eBenefits Today/As soon as possible Check my separation documents for accuracy As soon as I receive them Store my separation documents in a safe location and share that location with those who may need access if I am not available As soon as I receive them Establish personal goals and priorities Today/As soon as possible Set up a one-on-one session with my Benefits Advisor Before I leave this briefing Determine my insurance coverage needs and eligibility for myself and my spouse and/or dependents As soon as possible Apply to convert my SGLI coverage to Veterans’ Group Life Insurance (VGLI) or SGLI Disability Extension (SGLI-DE) One year and 120 days from separation (if I apply in first 240 days from separation, there is no health review)
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 46 Action to Take Deadline or Timeframe Apply for Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Traumatic Injury Protection (TSGLI) (If applicable) As soon as possible, if I did not apply while in service (if eligible) Apply for Service-Disabled Veterans Life Insurance (S-DVI) (If applicable) Basic: Within two years of the date VA notifies me of a new service-connected disability Supplemental: Within one year of VA approval of premium waiver or prior to age 65, whichever occurs first Apply to convert Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) to a policy with a participating commercial insurer (If applicable) No later than 120 days after my separation Gather copies of my service treatment records to support my pre-discharge disability compensation claim (If applicable) Prior to submitting my disability claim Submit a pre-discharge disability claim under the BDD or DRC programs (If applicable) 90 to 180 days prior to my separation (as close as possible to 180 days prior) Complete my Separation Health Assessment required for disability claims (If applicable) Less than 180 days prior to my separation Appoint a Veterans Service Officer from an accredited Veterans Service Organization (VSO) to prepare and submit my claim on my behalf (If applicable) Before my separation Apply for Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance (VMLI) if I have been granted a Specially Adaptive Housing Grant and own a home with an outstanding mortgage (If applicable) Discuss with my Loan Guaranty representative Work with my VA health care provider to determine if I am
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  • Winter '19
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