Post 9-11 GI Bill – A Must Read For Anyone Looking To Use The GI Bill


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


  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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