Benefits at Separation

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Benefits at Separation

How To Use This Chart

This is a quick summary of several important benefits. The chart shows whether you may qualify, based on your discharge status. For more information, search for the benefit by name or follow the links in the left hand column. In the right hand column you can follow the links to the laws that relate to that benefit. We have tried to make this chart updated and accurate. Please notify us of any errors or suggested changes.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Each benefit carries additional eligibility rules. This chart screens for discharge status only.


E Eligible (not precluded; additional eligibility rules apply)
NE Not Eligible
TBD To be determined by Administering Agency
  Honorable General Other than Honorable Bad Conduct Dishonorable Authority and References

Transitional Benefits & Services

       

 

1.

Pre-separation Counseling

E

E

E

E

E

10 USC 1142

2.

Employment Assistance

E

E

E

E

NE

10 USC 1143
1144

3.

Health Benefits

E

E

NE

NE

NE

10 USC 1145

4.

Commissary/Exchange

E

E

NE

NE

NE

10 USC 1146

5.

Military Family Housing

E

E

NE

NE

NE

10 USC 1147

6.

Overseas Relocation Assistance

E

E

NE

NE

NE

10 USC 1148

7.

Excess Leave/Permissive TDY

E

E

NE

NE

NE

10 USC 1149

8.

Preference for USAR/ARNG

E

E

NE

NE

NE

10 USC 1150

9.

Montgomery G.I. Bill

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill

Yellow Ribbon Program

E

E

E

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

NE

38 USC 3011

               

Department of Veteran Affairs

         

1.

Service-Related Disability Compensation

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 1131

1.

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

E

E

E

E

NE

38 USC 1310

2.

Pension for Non-Service Connected Disability or Death

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 1521

3.

Medal of Honor Roll Pension

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 1562

4.

Insurance

E

E

TBD

TBD

TBD

38 USC 1977
1973

5.

Vocational Rehabilitation (DV)

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 3102

6.

Educational Assistance

E

NE

NE

NE

NE

38 USC 3311

7.

Survivors & Dependents Educational Assistance

E

E

E

E

NE

38 USC 3501

8.

Home and other Loans

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 3702

9.

Hospitalization & Domiciliary Care

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 1710

10.

Medical & Dental Services

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 1712

11.

Prosthetic Appliances (DV)

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 1714

12.

Guide Dog Equipment for Blindness (DV)

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 1714

13.

Special Housing (DV)

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 2101

14.

Automobiles (DV)

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 3901
38 USC 3902

15.

Funeral and Burial Expenses

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 2302

16.

Burial Flag

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 2301

17.

Burial in National Cemeteries

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 2402

18.

Headstone Marker

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

38 USC 2306

               

Army Administered

           

1.

Payment for Accrued leave

E

E

NE

NE

NE

37 USC 501 - 503

2.

Death Gratuity 

E

E

E

E

NE

10 USC 1480

3.

Wearing of Military Uniform

E

E

NE

NE

NE

10 USC 771a
772
AR 670-1

4.

Burial in Army National Cemeteries

E

E

NE

NE

NE

32 CFR 553.17
AR 290-5

5.

Burial in Army Post Cemeteries

E

E

NE

NE

NE

AR 210-190

6.

Army Board for Correction of Military Records

E

E

E

E

E

10 USC 1552
AR 15-185

7.

Army Discharge Review Board

E

E

E

NE

NE

10 USC 1552
AR 15-180

8.

Transportation to Home

E

E

E

E

E

37 USC 474

9.

Transportation of Dependents and Household Goods to Home

E

E

TBD

TBD

TBD

37 USC 476

           

Administered by Other Federal Agencies

           

1.

Preference for Farm Loan (Dept. of Agriculture)

E

E

E

E

NE

7 USC 1983(5)

2.

Preference for Farm and other Rural Housing Loans (Dept. of Agriculture)

E

E

E

E

NE

42 USC 1477

3.

Civil Service Preference (Office of Personnel Management)

E

E

NE

NE

NE

5 USC 2108, 3309-3316, 3502, 3504

4.

Civil Service Retirement Credit

E

NE

NE

NE

NE

5 USC 8331
8332

5.

Reemployment Rights (Dept. of Labor)

E

E

NE

NE

NE

38 USC 4312

6.

Job Counseling & Employment Placement (Dept. of Labor)

E

E

E

E

NE

38 USC 4101 - 4114

7.

Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members (Dept. of Labor)

E

E

NE

NE

NE

5 USC 8501
8521

8.

Naturalization Benefits (Dept. of Homeland Security)

E

E

NE

NE

NE

8 USC 1439

9.

Old Age, Survivors & Disability Insurance 9Social Security Administration)

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

42 USC 417

10.

Job Preference, Public Works Projects (Dept. of Commerce)

E

E

TBD

TBD

NE

42 USC 6706
5 CFR 211

NOTE: The states also provide various benefits that are dependent on discharge status. Check with the state agency to find out what discharge rules apply.

 

Undefined