Disabled Transition Assistance Program (DTAP)
DTAP is a 2-hour briefing sponsored by the Department of Veteran Affairs, in conjunction with
the Department of Defense. It may be offered following a VA Benefits Briefing, a Department
of Labor Employment Workshop, or separately. You should receive information on DTAP during
your demobilization/deactivation if you have, or think you have a service-connected disability or
an injury or illness that was aggravated by service. Also, notify the VA Representative that
conducts the VA Briefing during your demobilization/deactivation. If a DTAP briefing or
information on DTAP is not provided to you, notify your unit supervisor or unit commander and ask
them contact the supporting installation and local VA to get someone to assist you before you are
released from active duty.
DTAP provides you with specialized information about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA)
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program, eligibility, and how to apply for
benefits. DTAP is also available online at
If you are pending medical separation you may be eligible to receive VR&E services prior
to your release from active duty. Check with the VA Representative at your
demobilization/deactivation site. If one is not available, as soon as you get home, contact
the Regional VA Office nearest you to see if you are eligible while still on terminal leave.
Members of the Guard and Reserves being separated with a service-connected disability, or
being referred to a Physical Evaluation Board, or placed in a "medical hold" status by their
Service should attend DTAP.
Date Last Reviewed: June 29, 2009