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As a Reservist, How Do I Transfer My Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits to My Son?


Q: I’m currently serving in OEF, soon to be home. I’m in the Reserves joining at the age of 39. I signed up for 6 years active and 2 years inactive. I’m not going to be using my GI Bill so I’d like to transfer it to my son. He is attending Ohio University in his sophomore year of college. What do I need to do to have this transferred to him?

A: For Reservists and National Guardsmen, the rules to transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits to a dependent child are a little different. If you were on active duty all the time, verses being on active duty due to a deployment order, you would need to be at the 100% tier before you could access the transfer option. With a typical one-year deployment, you would be at the 60% Post 9/11 GI Bill tier. As FYI, that same percentage carries over to your son when you transfer benefits.

But since you are in the Selected Reserves and on active duty, you meet one of the qualification requirements for the transfer option with just 90 days of service on a Title 10 order in support of a contingency operation, of which OEF qualifies. The other two requirements a servicemember has to meet are having:
– served for at least six years in the Armed Forces of the United States, which includes the Selected Reserve.
– at least four years left on your enlistment at the time you make your transfer request.

To make a transfer request, go to the milConnect website and follow the instructions in the Transfer of Benefits Section. Once your request is submitted, keep coming back to the TEB website where you made your transfer request, and look for a Status change to “Transfer Approved”.

Once that happens, then have your son go to the eBenefits website and submit VA form 22-1990e. In return, he would get back a Certificate of Eligibility that he would need when enrolling in school as a GI Bill student.


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