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After My Medical Discharge, Can My Wife Use My GI Bill?

Q: have been enlisted in the Army National Guard since January of 2007. I have been overseas, but not to Iraq or Afghanistan. I am now receiving a medical discharge. I don’t need my GI Bill so my question is can my wife use it instead after I receive my discharge?

A: It really depends if the type of order you were on for your overseas tour will qualify you for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserves does not have a transfer option, so you need a Title 10 order for at least 91 days in support of a contingency operation to qualify for Post 9/11 GI Bill eligibility as an ARNG member.

Your wife could use your GI Bill after you are discharged, provided you make a transfer of benefits request before you are discharged. After you are out, it is too late.

Also, if you do transfer benefits to her, she would get paid at the same Post 9/11 GI Bill percentage that you have, which for a one-year qualifying tour would put you at the 60% tier.

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