Currently as of today you don’t have to define what
percentages your Post 911 GI Bill is defined until you retire. However, the
below article defines a new deadline of Aug 1 and after I talked to the VA it’s
only for the US Army or they think it’s only for the US Army. Best advice, if you’re
thinking about transferring your Post 911 GI Bill, you should make those
changes before Aug 1st.
Dept of Vet afairs – 1888 442 4551
Mil Connect helpful numbers:
Transferring the Post 9/11 GI Bill: FAQ's
by Kate Dolack
What is the Post 9/11 GI Bill?
The Post-9/11 GI Bill is a post-service education benefit. A special
provision of the program allows career service members the ability to
share their education benefits with immediate family members. The
opportunity to share education benefits with dependents is one of the
most requested topics among military advocacy and family readiness
What is the current policy on transferring Post 9/11 GI Bill
to immediate family?
Currently, service members are eligible for exemptions from the
policy; transferring their Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits may incur them
anywhere from zero to three years of additional service.
Will this policy change?
YES! On August 1, 2013.
What is the deadline for transferring benefits without incurring additional service
Starting August 1, 2013, every member of the armed forces who elects
to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member will incur an additional four years in their branch of service, regardless of a nearing retirement or time spent in service.
If individuals who wish to transfer their benefits to not do so
before the August 1 deadline, they will incur a four-year additional
requirement of service. NO exemptions will be made.
Does this apply to ALL armed service members who wish to transfer benefits?
Yes. This affects any and all members of the Armed Forces (Active
Duty or Selected Reserve, Officer or Enlisted) who wish to transfer
their Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits. The deadline largely affects senior
officers and enlisted members of the military who are
retirement-eligible. For Armed Forces members who are not retirement
eligible, electing to transfer their GI Bill benefits to a family member
means committing an additional four years of service.
Who do I need to contract to transfer my Post 9/11 GI Benefits to a Dependent?
Speak to your Commanding Officer, or visit the link below: