Congress gave the Defense Department broad authority to set the rules for transferring the benefits as a tool to induce retention or reenlistment in the Armed Forces including the National Guard and Reserves. The Post-9/11 GI Bill program begins on Aug. 1, 2009.
The transfer program will work as follows, assuming an individual has qualifying Post-9/11 service in the Armed Forces -- active duty or service in the Selected Reserve.
To be eligible to transfer to a spouse or child, a member must:
REF: ALCOAST 044/99 THE MOST IMPORTANT TAKE AWAY MESSAGE IS TO NOT MAKE SIGNIFICANT, UNALTERABLE CAREER CHOICES OR CHANGES TO COLLEGE SAVINGS PLANS FOR DEPENDENTS BASED SOLELY ON THE NEW POST-9/11 G.I. BILL UNTIL DETAILED GUIDANCE CAN BE FORMULATED AND PROMULGATED. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT NEW ENTRANTS AND THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE MONTGOMERY G.I. BILL CONTINUE TO ENROLL. AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE IT WILL BE PASSED VIA ALCOAST. YOU MAY ALSO KEEP UP TO DATE ON THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS BY VISITING THE VA WEB SITE AT HTTP://WWW.VA.GOV.
Reserve Education Links
PSC PSD GI Bill website
Department of Veterans Affairs E-Benefits website