Transition Assistance Advisor (Benefits)
Do you have questions or concerns about your benefits? Don’t let the name ‘Transition Assistance’ fool you! Our Transition Assistance Advisor is here to walk you through your available benefits at any point of your military career. Whether you just joined the National Guard, are looking toward or coming home from a deployment, or are a retiree, the TAA can assist you!
The purpose of the Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA) program is to provide a professional in each state/territory (some states have two TAAs) to serve as the statewide point of contact to assist Servicemembers in accessing 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. The TAA initiative started in May 2005 when the National Guard Bureau (NGB) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The TAA program is staffed by 60 contract positions and four federal technicians.
What kinds of benefits can the TAA help you navigate?
- TRICARE / Healthcare options
- VA Benefits and Disability Claims
- Education Benefits
- Service Member Group Life Insurance (SGLI)
- Traumatic Service Member Group Life Insurance (TSGLI)
- Information on Benefits for Transitioning out of the National Guard
- Benefit Information when Transitioning on/off Active Duty Orders
You can also visit the official Transition Assistance Advisor Facebook page by clicking here.
Transition Assistance Advisor Contact Information
Amy Eagen has been involved in assisting Service Members with their benefits for over 20 years, and has been in her current position as a Transition Assistance Advisor for 8 years. She updates her HIPPA certification annually. Amy has a love for assisting Service Members as she herself is retired from the Army.
“I love assisting Service Members no matter if they are CONG Service Members, Families or Veterans. Assisting Service Members is important because dealing with the VA and TRICARE can be a headache if you don’t know the right questions to ask, or whom to ask the questions to. The ability to bring Service Members and Families a better understanding of their benefits is the goal of my position and if I don’t know the answer, then I will get them to the person who does. My hope is that anyone who has a question on military benefits, no matter what their status is, will reach out to me.” Amy Eagen, 2014