Missouri State University

Veteran Student Services

Transferring Post 9-11

According to Department of Veterans Affairs, any member of the Armed Forces (active duty or Selected Reserve, officer or enlisted) on or after August 1, 2009, who is eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and:

  • Has at least 6 years of service in the Armed Forces on the date of election and agrees to serve 4 additional years in the Armed Forces from the date of election.
  • Has at least 10 years of service in the Armed Forces (active duty and/or selected reserve) on the date of election, is precluded by either standard policy (service or DoD) or statute from committing to 4 additional years, and agrees to serve for the maximum amount of time allowed by such policy or statute, or
  • Is or becomes retirement eligible during the period from August 1, 2009, through August 1, 2013.  A service member is considered to be retirement eligible if he or she has completed 20 years of active duty or 20 qualifying years of reserve service.
    • For those individuals eligible for retirement on August 1, 2009, no additional service is required.
    • For those individuals who have an approved retirement date after August 1, 2009, and before July 1, 2010, no additional service is required.
    • For those individuals eligible for retirement after August 1, 2009, and before August 1, 2010, 1 year of additional service after approval of transfer is required.
    • For those individuals eligible for retirement on or after August 1, 2010, and before August 1, 2011, 2 years of additional service after approval of transfer are required.
    • For those individuals eligible for retirement on or after August 1, 2011, and before August 1, 2012, 3 years of additional service after approval of transfer required.

may transfer their GI Bill benefits to their family members. For more information about which family members may qualify please visit this site: https://www.gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/transfer_of_benefits.html

The transfer of benefits will require a two step process:

Step 1: Service member will Apply to Transfer Benefits through the Department of Defense

             Once processed by DoD, service members will receive a letter which indicates the approval to transfer or explains denial.

Step 2: Upon approval, family members may apply to use transferred benefits with VA by completing VA Form 22-1990e. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: VA Form 22-1990e should only be completed and submitted to VA by the family member after DoD has approved the request for TEB.  Do not use VA Form 22-1990e to apply for TEB.