​​Chapter 33  -  Post 9/11 GI Bill, Transfer of Entitlement


​​Qualifications:      You must have completed at least 6 years of service on the date your request is approved,

and you agree to add 4 more years of service.

~OR~

You have completed at least 10 years of service on the date your request is approved,

you can't commit to add 4 more years of service because of either a policy or statute,

but agree to serve for the maximum amount of time allowed.

~AND~

The person receiving the transferred benefits has enrolled in DEERS (Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System).


Benefit Detail:  The option to transfer is open to any member of the armed forces active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® , and meets the necessary criteria.  The transferability option allows service members to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children.


VA Website LinkTransferring Post 9/11 GI Bill Breakdown


How to Apply:  While still on active duty, request to transfer, change, or revoke a Transfer of Entitlement (TOE).

~THEN~

The fastest application method for the spouse or dependent would be online here:  VA Education Benefits Application

~OR~

​You may go in person to an VA regional office and have a VA employee help you.  The nearest VA regional office for benefits to LAHC:

1045 West Redondo Beach Blvd. Suite 150,  Gardena, CA 90247

~OR~

You also may fill out VA Form 22-1990 (Application for Education Benefits) and mail it to our VA Regional Processing Office (RPO) at:

P.O. Box 8888,  Muskogee, OK 74402-8888​​

VA Form 22-1990.pdf