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What Does TEB Stand For and Can You Address the Transfer of Benefits?

Author Ron Kness is no longer in the service.

Q: Why your link to TEB doesn’t work? It shows a HTTP 404 Error. Please address this for us looking to transfer benefits to our dependents. And for those that don’t know, what is TEB?

A: Your question here was based off of a comment you made to my blog post dated June 2011. Things change rapidly on the Internet, so what was a valid link back when I posted it, is no longer a valid link now; that is why you got a 404 error. We do not go back and update links as changes occur.

To make a transfer request now, go to the milConnect website and click on Transfer of Education Benefits (which by the way if what TEB stands for – Transfer of Education Benefits) and follow the instructions.

Also, the transfer process will only work if you are still serving and are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. If you are no longer serving, then you are not eligible to make a transfer of benefits request.

The way Congress wrote the Post 9/11 GI Bill rules, a servicemember had to be serving “on or after August 1, 2009” and be currently serving at the time of the request. That is in addition to the other two service requirements of (1) already having served for at least 6 years and (2) having at least 4 years left on your enlistment at the time of the transfer request.

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