Effective July 12, 2019, eligibility to transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits will be limited to
Service members with less than 16 years of active duty or selected reserve service.

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Thinking of transferring all or some unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to your spouse or dependent children? Time may be running out.

Effective July 12, 2019, eligibility to transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits will be limited to Service members with less than 16 years of active duty or selected reserve service.

That means if you have 16 years of active duty or selected reserve service (or more), and you want to transfer your benefits to your spouse or dependent, you must do so before July 12.

The request to transfer unused GI Bill benefits to eligible dependents must be completed while serving as an active member of the Armed Forces. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at VA. To find out more, visit our Post 9/11 GI Bill Fact Sheet or https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/post911_transfer.asp.

Available Benefits and Eligibility

Family members must be enrolled in the Defense Eligibility Enrollment Reporting System (DEERS) and be eligible for benefits at the time of transfer to receive transferred benefits.

The option to transfer is open to any member of the armed forces active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and meets the following criteria:

  • Has at least six years of service in the armed forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval and agrees to serve four additional years in the armed forces from the date of election.
  • Has at least 10 years of service in the armed forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval, is precluded by either standard policy (by Service Branch or DoD) or statute from committing to four additional years and agrees to serve for the maximum amount of time allowed by such policy or statute.
  • Transfer requests are submitted and approved while the member is in the armed forces.
  • Effective 7/12/19, eligibility to transfer benefits will be limited to servicemembers with less than 16 years of active duty or selected reserve service.

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