Pentagon Plans Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability

A rule allowing troops to transfer their post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their children or spouse may soon see changes, a Defense Department official said in testimony submitted to lawmakers last week.

“The Department of Defense intends to issue a policy change to the ‘Post-9/11 GI Bill’ regarding the transferability of benefits to eligible family members,” Anthony Kurta, acting deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee in a written statement.

“Effective one year from this change, the ability to transfer benefits will be limited to service members with less than 16 years of total service,” he wrote.

Currently, service members can transfer their post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a dependent family member if they have at least six years in service and agree to serve an additional four years.

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One Response to Pentagon Plans Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill Transferability

  1. William Hicks November 28, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    It may sound as less than patriotic, but I see a benefit by making the VA able to afford to take care of health issues that plague the current VA system.


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