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Transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill Education Benefits (TEB)

Related topics | TEB Eligibility | TEB Request | TEB Exceptions | Reenlistment Options

**Policy Message 17-04 (Updated JUly 20, 2017): Soldiers who are not in the prescribed reenlistment window must extend to meet the SRR for TEB unless otherwise precluded by other restrictions. Extensions are only authorized for the minimum time to meet the SRR for TEB and will not exceed 36 months.

Transfer Eligibility: Enlisted Active Component Soldiers must meet all eligibility requirements in order to transfer their Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is a Soldier's benefit, however, the ability to transfer Post 9/11 GI Bill education benefits was created as an incentive for further service. To meet these requirements, enlisted Soldiers must:

a. Be eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill (see Servicing Career Counselor).

b. Be on active duty.

c. Have at least 6 total years of service (Active Army, another active service, or participating Selected Reserve) on the date of the request.

d. Have no current actions that adversely affect the Soldiers. This includes flagging action IAW AR 600-8-2 that would prevent the Soldier from being promoted or reenlisting (due to the fault of the Soldier).

e. Agree to the prescribed additional service remaining requirement (SRR). All Soldiers who transfer their benefits on or after 1 August 2013 will incur a 4 year service obligation. The SRR starts on the date the Soldier requests to transfer on the TEB webpage (milConnect portal).

(1) HRC, Finance and Incentives Branch (FIB) is the certifying/approving official for Regular Army officer and enlisted Soldiers. They can be contacted at HRC, FIB will approve/disapprove Soldiers who request TEB.

(2) Soldiers in the prescribed reenlistment window who are required to take action to meet the SRR for TEB may reenlist IAW AR 601-280 and current reenlistment policy. Soldiers in the prescribed reenlistment window may only reenlist for options they are otherwise qualified for; they are not eligible for the Regular Army Reenlistment Option simply because they incurred an SRR for TEB.

(3) Soldiers who are not in the prescribed reenlistment window must extend to meet the SRR for TEB and will not exceed 23 months.

For more information about the Transfer of your Post-9/11 GI Bill, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs site at:

Servicing Career Counselors: The servicing Career Counselor (MOS 79S) is the subject matter expert for the transfer of Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits for the enlisted Soldiers of his/her respective unit. Career Counselors will have read only access on the TEB-SR webpage. Career Counselors will:

(1) Pull TEB rosters (Submitted/Pending) daily and notify Soldiers of the SRR requirement.

(2) Properly counsel Soldiers on meeting the required service obligation through an extension or reenlistment, if required. Career Counselors will notify applicable Soldiers that they have to take action to meet the required service obligation even if their TEB request was denied due to not meeting the service remaining requirement. Soldiers will be denied TEB immediately if they do not meet the SRR on the date of submission.

(3) Counsel every Soldier using a DA Form 4856 on the date of reenlistment/extension of the requirement to submit or resubmit for TEB on ( immediately upon acquiring the 4-year service remaining requirement. This counseling form will be kept with the Soldiers's residual file for reenlistment/extension. (Note: Soldiers who submit for TEB even one day after reenlisting for 4 years will require an additional one-month extension).

(4) Notify the Soldier if he/she is eligible to apply for an exception.

(5) Contact HRC, FIB if they believe there is an error with a Soldier’s obligation end date. All other questions or concerns to include any action with Career Counselor error should be directed through the Career Counselor’s retention hierarchy to Army G-1 (Retention).

(6) Ensure leaders and Soldiers are aware of program rules and requirements.

(7) Ensure they are part of the unit’s in-processing and clearing checklist. Career Counselors will provide Soldiers basic TEB information (especially for transitioning Soldiers).

(8) Ensure that Soldier understands that he/she must verify their obligation end date in TEB and notify their certifying/approving official if separated before their obligation end date to determine if they are eligible to maintain their benefits.

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
Army Active Duty Enlisted
Army National Guard
Army Reserve (Enlisted and Officer)

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