This website is not affiliated with the U.S. government or military.

Can My Ex-husband Revoke Post 9/11 GI Bill Transferred Benefits?


Q: My ex-husband transferred 1-year of his GI Bill to our daughter in college. She received a full scholarship from the university she is attending. He states that once she receives this money he is going to take it from her. Can he do that? Thank you.

A: I’m assuming you are talking about him taking back the benefits he transferred to her. The answer is yes he can. The service member retains the right to transfer and revoke education benefits at will. As noted in a DOD Press Release on Post 9/11 GI Bill transferred benefits, “Even after transferring the benefits, they remain the “property” of the service member who earned them, who can revoke them or redesignate who receives them at any time.” Your ex-husband can take them back and either keep them or give them to another one of his dependent children he has designated to receive benefits, if he has more children.

Just so you know, your daughter wouldn’t be able to use both anyway. Her scholarship would pay for her tuition and fees. Under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the VA would pay her school directly for her tuition and fees, so it is not like she would get any money direct from either source anyway.

I’ve already run into a situation where a school pulled the scholarship money back when they found out the student had GI Bill benefits, so your ex-husband might actually be doing her a favor by pulling back her transferred benefits.


Privacy Policy | About Us | FAQ | Terms of Service | Disclaimers | Do Not Sell My Personal Information (CA and NV residents)

Copyright © 2020 EducationDynamics. All Rights Reserved.

This is a private website that is not affiliated with the U.S. government, U.S. Armed Forces or Department of Veteran Affairs. U.S. government agencies have not reviewed this information. This site is not connected with any government agency. If you would like to find more information about benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, please visit the official U.S. government web site for veterans’ benefits at http://www.va.gov.

The sponsored schools featured on this site do not include all schools that accept GI Bill® funding or VA Benefits.For more information on how to choose a school, visit. For more information on ArmyStudyGuide.com, visit our FAQ page or follow the About Us link found below. To contact ArmyStudyGuide, email us.

Disclosure: EducationDynamics receives compensation for the featured schools on our websites (see “Sponsored Schools” or “Sponsored Listings” or “Sponsored Results”). So what does this mean for you? Compensation may impact where the Sponsored Schools appear on our websites, including whether they appear as a match through our education matching services tool, the order in which they appear in a listing, and/or their ranking. Our websites do not provide, nor are they intended to provide, a comprehensive list of all schools (a) in the United States (b) located in a specific geographic area or (c) that offer a particular program of study. By providing information or agreeing to be contacted by a Sponsored School, you are in no way obligated to apply to or enroll with the school.

This is an offer for educational opportunities that may lead to employment and not an offer for nor a guarantee of employment. Students should consult with a representative from the school they select to learn more about career opportunities in that field. Program outcomes vary according to each institution’s specific program curriculum. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify. The financial aid information on this site is for informational and research purposes only and is not an assurance of financial aid.