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

How Do I Get Started Transferring My Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits to My Son?


Q: My question is this: my son has two more years of high school and I choose to transfer most of my post 9/11 GI BILL to him for collage, how do I get started, how do I apply or where do I get this information, I’m active army and will have the adequate time to serve for this to happen, can you help me on these steps? Thank you!

A: First, you have to still be serving (which you are) and have served for at least six years. Then you have to agree to serve an additional four years., unless you are within four years of being retirement eligible, then your additional time would be prorated down to a lesser amount.

Once you meet the current and future service requirements, then go to the TEB website and enter into your son’s account the number of months you would like to give him. You can give him any or all up to the number of unused months that you have. If you have not used any, that would be 36 months.

Once finished, you will see the Status Block change to “Pending Review”. Keep checking back and look for the status to change to “Approved”. Be patient as it can take 8 to 10 weeks for the status to change.

Once that happens, then your son has to go to the eBenefits website and submit VA Form 22-1990e. In return, he will get back a Certificate of Eligibility. He will need to give his school a copy of that certificate when he registers for college as a Post 9/11 GI Bill student using 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.