VA Benefits Participant Guide.pdf

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eligible for and in need of a service dog (If applicable) After my VA provider determines there is a need Apply for VA Pension (If applicable) As soon as possible once I am 65 or older or have limited or no income Register for the VA burial pre-need program As soon as possible Tell my family how to apply for burial benefits upon my death As soon as possible Tell my family how to apply for Presidential Memorial Certificate upon my death As soon as possible Tell my family about all my insurance and how to file a claim As soon as possible
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 47 Action to Take Deadline or Timeframe Find and connect to my local Vet Center Before I leave this briefing
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 48 Module 3: Getting Career-Ready Now that you’ve started to think about how you will support yourself and your family across the board, it’s time to focus specifically on building your career. At this stage of your journey (Figure 3-1), you might be asking yourself: Am I prepared to obtain my preferred career? Figure 3-1: Your Transition Journey As you learned earlier, getting career-ready may mean going back to school, getting new certifications, or otherwise building your credentials to get qualified for the career you want. VA stands ready to support you in: Building the career that fits your goals Obtaining the appropriate education, skills, and credentials that fit your goals Finding the right job or career opportunity Developing professional and community connections
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Participant Guide – Version 1.1 49 Understanding Career Counseling Opportunities At this stage of your transition, you may be focused on career preparation and ready to apply for benefits that can help you achieve your career goals. Education and Career Counseling (Chapter 36) You can get Education and Career Counseling (Chapter 36) benefits, guidance, coaching, and one-on- one assistance in charting your academic and career path. Remember, you’ll need to apply for this free, personalized education and career counseling service. You can find detailed information about eligibility and how to apply for Education and Career Counseling in Appendix A of this Participant Guide. In addition, links to detailed VA fact sheets are available in Appendix D. Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) If you have service-connected disabilities and employment handicaps, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E), also known as Chapter 31, can help. A Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (VRC) will work with you to assess your interests and abilities, develop your goals for employment and maximum independence, and explore employment opportunities. VR&E also has education benefits. If you are eligible, VR&E may provide additional support and resources not provided by the GI Bill.
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  • Winter '19
  • United States Department of Veterans Affairs

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