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Transfer of Post-9/11 GI-Bill Benefits to Dependents (TEB)

Posted in: December 2012
By Master Sgt. Robert Csizmadia
Nov 29, 2012 - 11:27:01 AM

The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer unused benefits to their spouses or dependent children.

 

Eligibility

 

Any member of the Armed Forces (active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted) on or after August 1, 2009, who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and:

 

Has at least 6 years of service in the Armed Forces (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) on the date of approval and agrees to serve 4 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 (Service or DoD) or statute from committing to 4 additional years, and agrees to serve for the maximum amount of time allowed by such policy or statute.

 

Is or becomes retirement eligible during the period from August 1, 2009, through July

31, 2012, and agrees to serve an additional period of service in subparagraphs (a) through (d).  A Service member is considered to be retirement eligible if he or she has completed 20 years of active Federal service or 20 qualifying years as computed pursuant to section 12732 of title 10 U.S.C. This will no longer be in effect on August 1, 2013, and on or after that date all members must comply with paragraphs 1 and 2.

 

(a)For individuals eligible for retirement on August 1, 2009, no additional service is required.

 

(b)For individuals eligible for retirement after August 1, 2009, and before August 1, 2010, 1 year of additional service is required.

 

(c)For individuals eligible for retirement on or after August 1, 2010, and before August 1, 2011, 2 years of additional service is required.

 

(d)For individuals eligible for retirement on or after August 1, 2011, and before August 1, 2012, 3 years of additional service is required.

 

Such transfer must be requested and approved while the member is in the Armed Forces.

 

Visit the source for all information on this page:

http://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/transfer_of_benefits.html

 

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