Appendix K

Summary of Veterans' Career and Transition Resources

Relocation: Remember that at the end of your active service, the military will pay for you to relocate wherever you want within any of the 50 states or to your home of record. But you can only use this benefit once, so make a good decision!
Health care: Veterans are entitled to health care services through the VA Health System. However, health benefits vary widely depending on your condition of service. Go to http://www.va.gov/healthbenefits/apply to apply for VA benefits, or call 877-222-VETS (8387). Tip: If you become a drilling reservist, you are eligible for Tricare Reserve Select, which may be much cheaper than the health insurance provided by your civilian employer. Of course, Tricare is also available for retirees.
Education: The Montgomery GI Bill provides tuition assistance to both active and reserve veterans that qualify. There are a multitude of benefits that fall under the following acts: Post-9/11 GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Education (VR&E), Veterans' Educational Assistance Program (VEAP), Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA), Montgomery GI Bill–Active Duty (MGIB-AD), Montgomery GI Bill–Selected Reserve (MGIB-SR), and Reserve Educational Assistance Program (REAP). Again, the conditions of your service will dictate the exact benefits you may receive. You can go to http://www.gibill.va.gov to apply for benefits or find information about education benefits.
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