Transition Assistance

Mission

The purpose of the Transition Assistance Advisor program is to provide a professional in each state/territory to serve as the statewide point of contact to assist Service Members in accessing Department of Veterans Affairs’ health care services and benefits. Each TAA also provides assistance in obtaining entitlements through the Military Health System and access to community resources.

Services

  • Guard entitlements and access for health care in both the DoD and VA medical facilities
  • TRICARE benefits while you are on active duty and when you return as an OIF/OEF Veteran
  • Important deadlines that require your action while still on active duty and as a Veteran so you do not miss these time-sensitive opportunities
  • VA dental care programs (time-sensitive benefit)
  • Referral for counseling services for you and your family that will not affect your career
  • Referral for possible compensation for injuries or illness sustained in OEF, OIF and OND
  • Insurance information such as SGLI, TSGLI, and FSGLI
  • Rehabilitative care management needed to help you return to a normal lifestyle
  • Assistance with job search and connection with ESGR for rights of employment
  • Assistance in connecting you to the Veterans Benefits Administration and Veterans Services Organizations to file disability/compensation claims
  • Assistance in the event of financial hardship, health care issues, or unemployment needs
  • Assistance with locating your medical records and DD 214s
  • Pre-separation counseling associated with Transition Assistance Program

Contact Information

Raymond Ladd
Michigan TAA
Raymond.d.ladd.ctr@mail.mil
(517) 990-1111

Resources

Transition Assistance Adviser Site

TRICARE

Veterans Affairs – Includes Healthcare, Benefits, and Burial Information

Veterans Airlift

Vet Biz

Application for Presidential Memorial Certificate

Making the Transition to VA Health Care

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations

American Legion

Blind Veterans Association

Disabled American Veterans

Military Coalition

Military Order of the Purple Heart

Military Medical Support Office (MMSO)

National Amputation Foundation

National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Veterans of Foreign Wars

American Veterans

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center

Fish House Foundation – Scholarships

National Archives and Records Administration

National Military Family Association

Sun Valley Adaptive Sports

Snowball Express

Social Security Online

Sunrise Seminars

Veterans Crisis Line – 1.800.273.8255

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