Who is eligible to “transfer” Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to qualified dependents?
Individuals who are currently serving in the Armed Forces (on or after 1 August 2009), have completed at least six years of service, and agree to serve up to four more years (must not have an Adverse Action Flag). Extension must be made to add the amount of time to current ETS to equal four years from this date of election for transferability.
Service members can transfer up to 36 months of remaining entitlements to their spouse and/or children. Can add, revoke or modify transferability benefits while serving in the Armed Forces. Retirees or separated service members cannot add new beneficiaries; they can only revoke or modify existing transferred benefits.
Eligible family members
An individual approved to transfer an entitlement to educational assistance under this section may transfer the individual’s entitlement to: