U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - 810 Vermont Avenue, NW - Washington, DC 20420April 16, 2013
The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer unused benefits to their spouses or dependent children.
Official DoD Website for Information on Transferability (Non VA link)
The Department of Defense determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family members. To apply to transfer your benefits, please click the link below. The website is only available to military members.
While in the Armed Forces, transferors use the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) website to designate, modify, and revoke a Transfer of Entitlement (TOE) request. After leaving the Armed Forces, transferors may provide a future effective date for use of TOE, modify the number of months transferred, or revoke entitlement transferred by submitting a written request to VA.
(NOTE: When the milConnect Home page displays, select Education then Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) from the menu bar.)
Upon approval, family members may apply to use transferred benefits with VA by completing VA Form 22-1990e. VA Form 22-1990e should only be completed and submitted to VA by the family member after DoD has approved the request for TEB. Do not use VA Form 22-1990e to apply for TEB.
Any member of the Armed Forces (active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted), who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and:
For general polices concerning the transferability of education benefits please see the DoD website by clicking here.
For specific questions about your eligibility, the status of your transfer request, and service specific questions about the TEB Portlet, please contact the appropriate career counselor or personnel center from the following list:
Branch of Service
|Army Active Duty Officer|
|Army Active Duty Enlisted|
|Army National Guard|
|Army Reserve (Enlisted and Officer)|
|Navy Active Duty Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center||866-U-ASK-NPC (866-827-5672)/DSN 882-5672|
|Navy Reserve||800-621-8853, Fax: 757-444-7597/7598
|Marine Corps Active Duty Officer|
|Marine Corps Active Duty Enlisted|
|Marine Corps Reserve|
|Air Force Active Duty||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|
|Coast Guard Active Duty|
|Coast Guard Reserve|
An individual approved to transfer an entitlement to educational assistance under this section may transfer the individual’s entitlement to:
A child's subsequent marriage will not affect his or her eligibility to receive the educational benefit; however, after an individual has designated a child as a transferee under this section, the individual retains the right to revoke or modify the transfer at any time.
A subsequent divorce will not affect the transferee’s eligibility to receive educational benefits; however, after an individual has designated a spouse as a transferee under this section, the eligible individual retains the right to revoke or modify the transfer at any time.
An eligible Service member may transfer up to the total months of unused Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, or the entire 36 months if the member has used none (unless DoD/DHS limits the number of months an individual may transfer).
Family member use of transferred educational benefits is subject to the following: