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Exceptions to the Four-year SRR: Law and DoD prohibit exceptions to the eligibility requirements for TEB other than failing to meet the SRR due to specific reasons. Soldiers are responsible for notifying HRC FIB if they are unable to fulfill their TEB obligation end date. HRC FIB will determine if they are eligible to maintain TEB. The following guidance outlines authorized/unauthorized exceptions, rules, and processing procedures for exceptions. Exceptions to policy for the purpose of transferring Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits are not meant to be automatically approved. Exceptions will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

a. Soldiers with six or more years of service and are approved for a medical separation (due to a disability, physical condition, or mental condition) who previously committed to the four-year SRR by extension or reenlistment. These Soldiers must be in a TEB approved status for HRC to adjust the TEB obligation end date to the new mandated separation date as stated on the separation order. The Soldier is not eligible for this exception if the Soldier did not commit to the SRR before being approved for separation. Soldiers must e-mail a copy of their separation orders and working DD214 to HRC FIB at usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-post911gibill@mail.mil.

b. Soldiers with 10 or more years, who do not have a previously approved TEB, and are approved for a medical separation (due to a disability, physical condition, or mental condition) who cannot commit to the SRR due to the medical separation, are no longer eligible for TEB, according to change in AR 621-202. All Soldiers approved for medical separation must have already been approved for TEB prior to the medical determination.

c. Soldiers with 10 or more years, who do not have a previously approved TEB, and are approved for Continuation on Active Duty (COAD) but cannot commit to the SRR due to the approved COAD end date, are no longer eligible for TEB, according to change in AR 621-202. All Soldiers approved for medical separation must have already been approved for TEB prior to the medical determination.

d. Soldiers who do not have a previously approved TEB, and are at or beyond the Retention Control Point (RCP) for their highest rank achieved and cannot commit to the required 4-year TEB service obligation due to RCP, are no longer eligible for TEB, according to change in AR 621-202.

e. Soldiers who are approved for a hardship discharge and cannot fulfill the TEB obligation end date, which they previously committed to, may request a change of their TEB obligation end date to their approved separation date. The Soldier must first have committed to the SRR and then be approved for a hardship discharge. The hardship discharge approval must be in writing by the respective separation authority for the Soldier's rank and component for hardship discharges. Reason for discharge must reflect Hardship on the Soldier’s DD Form 214. Soldiers must e-mail a copy of their separation orders and working DD214 to HRC FIB at usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-post911gibill@mail.mil.

f. Under SIGNIFICANT EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES, exceptions to the retention policy may be submitted. Packets must include a DA Form 4187 (signed by the first LTC in the Soldiers Chain of Command), DA Form 3340, DA Form 3349, an ERB, and a timeline by the servicing Career Counselor. An appropriate memorandum of justification (such as why the Soldier did not transfer prior) signed by the Soldier must be included in the request.

More Information:

View the official DoD website for information on transferability (non-VA link)
Get the fact sheet on transferability of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

For specific questions about your eligibility, the status of your transfer request, and service specific questions about the TEB Portlet, please contact your servicing Career Counselor or the following personnel:
Army Active Duty Officer
usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-post-911-gi-bill@mail.mil
Army Active Duty Enlisted
usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-post-911-gi-bill@mail.mil
Army National Guard
ng.robinson.ngb-arng-pec.mbx.arng-hrm-o-gi-bill-ch33@mail.mil
Army Reserve (Enlisted and Officer)
usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-post-911-gi-bill@mail.mil



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