SFL-TAP Center VA Office
The Soldier for Life—Transition Assistance Program helps Soldiers prepare for their post-military career, whether they are seeking employment, starting a business, or pursuing higher education or technical training. In partnership with the Dept. of Labor, Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Small Business Administration, SFL-TAP provides benefits counseling, job search training, and career planning and employment assistance, and connects Soldiers with resources needed to achieve their career goals. Family members of transitioning Soldiers are also eligible for and encouraged to use SFL-TAP services.
In accordance with AR 600-81, Soldiers are eligible to start using SFL-TAP services 18 months from their ETS date or 24 months from their retirement date, and are required to start no later than 12 months from their separation date. To get started, Soldiers should contact the SFL-TAP Center to schedule their initial counseling. Click here for an overview of the SFL-TAP process.
For information about VA benefits, transitioning Soldiers, veterans and family members can contact the SFL-TAP Center’s VA office. For assistance with claims and status appeals, click here for dates when the Overseas Military Services Coordinator will be in USAG Bavaria.
> SFL-TAP Documents and Links
- SFL-TAP Process Overview
- SFL-TAP Website
- SFL-TAP Guide
- SFL-TAP — Virtual Center
- SFL-TAP Virtual Center Sign-up Instructions
- SFL-TAP JKO Instructions
- SFL-TAP Budget Handout
- Soldier for Life
- Army Career Skills Program
- SFL-TAP on Facebook ⚠
- SFL-TAP on Twitter ⚠
- Department of Veterans Affairs
- Calendar: Veterans Affairs (USAG Bavaria)