What information do you have on military education benefits transferability?

One of the newer additions to the GI Bill was the military education benefits transferability. This addition gives military members with military education benefits the right to transfer their military education benefits to their military families, including dependents and spouses. Military education benefits transferability opens up a slew of education opportunities for military families, dependents and spouses. Military benefits cover different aspects of a college education, including partial or all tuition costs. Benefits transferability allows members who are uninterested or unable to attend college level classes to pass their education benefits onto their military families.

There are certain eligibility requirements for military education benefits transferability. For starters, military education benefits can only be transferred to dependents or spouses if the service member has served on active duty for at least 90 days since September 10, 2001, hence why the military education benefits transferability is only a part of the new Post 9/11 GI Bill and not any earlier versions of it. Under the new provisions for military benefits, dependents, spouses and military families have up to 15 years to utilize the education benefits before they become inactive.

Other requirements for military education benefits transferability eligibility include the service member to whom the education benefits belong to have served at least 6 years on or after August 1, 2009 as well as agree to serve an addition 4 years. Since military education benefits provide such a helpful boost to a college education (in terms of the actual cost of education), the military must stick to these eligibility requirements in order to retain the integrity of their military education program.

MilitaryConnection.com offers tons of information on military benefits, including military education benefits transferability as well as general military education benefits as they fall under the GI Bill. To learn more about military benefits, benefits transferability or military education benefits, visit MilitaryConnection.com’s GI Bill page.