Deadline Inching Close for Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer

Soldiers have a couple of months to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a spouse or children — or they risk losing that ability.

The June 12 deadline is for soldiers with over 16 years of service who want to transfer their education benefits, the service announced earlier this month. Until last year, there were no limitations on when a soldier could transfer those benefits; the Pentagon adopted the new requirement in July 2018.

Soldiers who want to transfer their education entitlement must have a minimum of six years of service. Additionally, they have to commit to another four years of service in order to do so.

"To transfer their GI Bill, Soldiers have to go into milConnect website, login with their common access card, then select the 'transfer my education benefits' tab," Master Sgt. Gerardo T. Godinez, senior Army retention operations NCO with Army G-1, said in a statement.

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