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How Do I Transfer My Post 9/11 GI Bill to My Daughter?

Author Ron Kness is no longer in the service.

Q: How do I transfer my Post 9/11 GI Bill to my daughter?

A: It easy – providing you meet the required Post 9/11 GI Bill qualifications of:

  • you are still serving.
  • have served at least 6 years in the Armed Forces.
  • agree to serve an additional four years
  • your daughter is listed in DEERS as your dependent.

Once you meet these qualifications, then go to the Transfer of Benefits (TEB) website. Open your daughter’s record and enter in the number of months of entitlement you want to transfer to her. Once finished, you will see the Status Block change to “Pending Review” Keep coming back to this website and look for the Status Block to change to “Approved”. Be patient as it can take 8 to 10 weeks for the status to change.

If her record is “grayed out” or it will not allow you to add months of entitlement, then you do not meet the transfer requirements. Generally, it is because of the requirement to serve an additional four years has not been set-up. In that case, extend your enlistment.

Once approved, then your daughter can submit VA Form 22-1990e from the eBenefits website. In return, she will get back a Certificate of Eligibility which she will need when registering for school as a GI Bill student using transferred benefits.

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