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:

Contact Details
Army Active Duty
Army National
Army Reserve (Enlisted and Officer)
Navy Active DutyNavy Personnel Command Customer Service Center1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672)/DSN 882-5672
Navy Reserve1-800-621-8853, Fax: (757) 444-7597/
Marine Corps Active DutyOfficer:, Enlisted:
Marine Corps
Air Force Active Duty1-800-525-0102 or 210-565-5000 or DSN 665-5000
Air National GuardContact one of the Retention Office Managers at your unit.
Air Force ReserveARPC Education OfficeCommercial: 720-847-3597 or DSN: 847-3597
Coast Guard Active
Coast Guard or (301) 713-7724 or (240) 453-6130




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:



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