Veterans and Transition

This page is currently under development. We honor our veterans and retired service members. Our MPFC Veterans Outreach team is working hard to review resources available. Please check back again.

SURVIVOR BENEFIT

DFAS has announced an Open Enrollment Window for the DoD Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) for same sex couples. Read more at – http://www.milpfc.org/2014/03/sex-couples-open-enrollment-window/

TRANSITIONING SERVICE MEMBER

My Checklist – www.usaa.com/leavingthemilitary

An interactive checklist to help you know what steps to take depending on where you are in the process of seperating or retiring from the military. Begin as early as 24 months out.

CAREER:

1. Military Spouse Employment Program: https://www.msepjobs.com/skins/msep/home.aspx?AllowSSL=true 
2. MilitaryOneSource: http://www.militaryonesource.com/MOS.aspx 
3. Military-Civilian job site: http://www.military-civilian.com/ 
4. Credentialing Opportunities On-Line: https://www.cool.army.mil/ 
5. Helmets to Hardhats: http://www.helmetstohardhats.org/ 
6. Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: http://www.esgr.mil/ 
7. US Army Employer Partnership Office: http://www.usar.army.mil/resources/Pages/Employer-Partnership-opportunities-and-Information.aspx
8. Hero to Hired Jobs: https://h2h.jobs/
9. Military to Civilian Career Translator: http://www.acinet.org/MOC/Default.aspx?nodeid=213
10. American Job Center Resources for Veterans: http://jobcenter.usa.gov/resources-for-veterans
 

HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH.

VA Mental Health Summits – http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/summits.asp

These summits are designed to help build or sustain collaborative efforts with community providers to enhance mental health and well-being for Veterans and their families.

Affordable Care Act – http://www.va.gov/health/aca/

Contains valuable FAQs about the Affordable Care Act with respect to veterans not covered under VA benefits. The health care law does not change VA health benefits or Veterans’ out-of-pocket costs. Click here for the Family Fact Sheet (pdf).

Mesothelioma Prognosis Network – http://www.mesotheliomaprognosis.com

MesotheliomaPrognosis.com is dedicated to providing free information and resources to those affected by mesothelioma cancer. They offer information and support for veterans who need to be tested for and are diagnosed with Mesothelioma.

FREEDOM TO SERVE.

The Definitive Guide to LGBT Military Service. SLDN’s new guide and web site cover a myriad of issues including standards of conduct, benefits for spouses and families of service members, discharge upgrades, and veterans benefits. sldn.org/pages/family-benefits