Transition Assistance in the VA Military Services Program
About 215,000 to 225,000 people are discharged from the military each year. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a long history of special efforts to bring information on VA benefits and services to active duty military personnel. These efforts include counseling about VA benefits through the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), a nationally coordinated federal effort to assist military men and women to ease the transition to civilian life through employment and job training assistance. A second component of the program, the Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP), helps servicemembers separated for medical reasons. This document contains more information about transition assistance programs.