Transfer of Entitlement

The Department of Defense (DOD) may authorize veterans to transfer their unused entitlements to their spouses and/or children. To be eligible, veterans must:

  • Have entitlement remaining under Chapter 30, 33 or 1606
  • Have served a minimum of six years in the U.S. military
  • Agree to serve four or more additional years in the U.S. military

Family member use of transferred education benefits is subject to the following conditions:

Spouses:

  • May begin using the benefit immediately
  • May use the benefit while veteran is on active duty or up to 15 years after separation occurs
  • Are not eligible for the monthly stipend for housing while veteran is on active duty

Dependent Children:

  • May begin using the benefit only after the parent making the transfer has completed 10 years of service
  • May not use the benefit until they have attained a high school diploma or until they have reached the age of 18
  • May use the benefit while the eligible parent is on active duty or after separation from active duty occurs
  • Are entitled to the monthly stipend for housing, books and supplies
  • Must use the benefit before reaching the age of 26

The DOD may, by regulation, impose additional eligibility requirements and/or limit the number of months a veteran may transfer.  For more information, visit the GI Bill website.

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Jose Toro
407.708.2242
Fax: 407.708.2564
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Room A-102

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