A. Verify your DD214 worksheet.
B. Sign form 323 about turning in your active ID card and your dependents ID cards.
C. If eligible for TAMP Benefits and separation pay, you will be briefed about getting ID Cards for the benefits and the paperwork necessary to receive the sep pay.
D. Verify that you have an updated SGLI (Servicemen Group Life Insurance ) Form 8286 and DD93 (Emergency Data Form). Your SGLI is good for 120 days after you get out.
E. Fill out a selective service card if you are male and under age 26.
F. You will be asked if you are filing a VA Claim Form 21-526 (Veterans Application For Compensation or Pension). If filing one before final out, a copy should be turned in to the processing clerk on your final out. VA representatives are available to meet with you personally and will help you complete the form. They are located on the 4th floor of Irwin Army Hospital. To make an appointment call 240-7312.
G. You will be asked if you are interested in the continued health care benefit program because your Medical benefits end on your separation date unless you met the criteria for extended benefits. It costs $933.00 for 90 days for a single soldier and $1996.00 for a family. Maximum coverage is up to 18 months. Coverage starts first day after ETS date or if receiving extended medical benefits, the first day after they end. Member has to complete an application form and mail with payment 60 days after separation. He or she will also need to send a copy of the DD214. Member needs to go in on the internet to get form and obtain any further information. Websites are www.humana-military.com
. Telephone number is 1-800-444-5445.
H. If your ETS date falls on a weekend or holiday and you are not taking terminal leave, you will be asked if you want to sign a statement (Form AFZN-GA-ATP 495) to separate on the last duty day prior. You will only be paid through the last duty day if you elect this option. If you don't, you are still seen on the last duty day prior to the weekend or holiday for the final out. You are paid through the actual ETS date, but you cannot sign out of the unit until the actual ETS date even though you are finished with Transition Center.
I. You will be given an appointment slip for your final out. It will tell you what you need to bring, which includes DD Form 2648- Preseparation Checklist from ACAP, VA claim form(if applicable), physical or waiver and copy of stamped clearance papers. Be sure CAC Card is registered and working and that you know your pin number. It is mandatory per Milper Messages 08-196 and 09-137 that the DD 214 be digitally signed.
J. After your initial interview with Transition Center, you will be sent to finance and travel. You cannot process them before then. They will sign off on the clearing papers at that time.