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

Why Can’t My Husband Transfer His GI Bill to Me?


Q: My husband retired from the Navy in 2010 after 22 years of service. Why can’t he transfer his GI Bill to me?

A: If he has the Montgomery GI Bill, it never had a spousal transfer-of-benefits option to it, so there isn’t a means in place to transfer benefits to you.

Because your husband got out in 2010, he would also have eligibility under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. That GI Bill does have a spousal (and dependent) transfer-of-benefits option, but to invoke it, he would have had to make a transfer request before he got out. The way Congress worded the language, the servicemember has to be serving “on or after August 1, 2009″ in order to make a transfer request.

The two other service stipulations are having served for at least six years (which your husband would have fulfilled at the time) and having at least four years left on his enlistment unless he was retirement eligible (which he would have been having served in excess of 20 years).

Note: Due to a recent change, after August 1, 2013, all servicemembers will incur a four year enlistment whether they are retirement eligible at the time or not. For those that have less than four years from reaching their High Year Tenure after August 1st, they will not be able to make a transfer of benefits request.

So he would have had to make a transfer request and get it approved well before his discharge date, but since he is already retired, it is too late.


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. 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.

Enter to Win $1,000 for College From Lending Tree. Deadline to Enter January 31, 2022.

X

Enter NOW! Niche's $2,000 Scholarship Giveaway, Deadline July 31, 2021

X