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Federal law allows current serving members who haven't completely exhausted all of their GI Bill® entitlements, the option of transferring unused benefits under the Chapter 33 (Forever/Post 9/11) GI Bill® program to their spouse or DEERS eligible dependent(s).

In order to complete a Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) election, Service Members are required by law to agree to an additional service obligation. Those who fail to complete this obligation (to include retirement), will have their TEB election terminated and any funds received from TEB will be recouped.

 Click on the Appropriate Item for Information

CAN I TRANSFER BENEFITS                                                                                      HOW TO SUBMIT AN INITIAL REQUEST




DO THIS BEFORE YOU RETIRE                                                                                                                  BENEFIT EXPIRATION


VERIFY PREVIOUS GI BILL® USAGE                                                                 APPLY TO RECEIVE TRANSFERRED BENEFITS


UPCOMING PROGRAM CHANGES                                                                                                          ACCESS MILCONNECT

 What Does the Program Cover

The Chapter 33 (Post 9/11; a.k.a. Forever) GI Bill® program is different than other GI Bill® programs in calculating how much assistance will be provided. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs bases their decision on what to pay on the Service Member or Veteran's amount of Chapter 33-qualifying service. The following will help identify how tier rates are calculated and what assistance is provided based on the corresponding tier rate.


Understanding Tier Rates


Periods of Service That Qualify                                                         Periods of Service That Do Not Qualify


Current Tier Rates                                                                                      Tier Rates Effective 01 August 2020


Using Tier Rates to Calculate Benefits

 Once the benefit tier rate has been identified, click on the appropriate item which reflects who will be using benefits.



Service Member currently on a qualifying period of service.

Service Member or Veteran is not on a qualifying period of service.

Veteran is no longer serving.



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 Additional Resources

  • Need to ask the VA a question? Click here to access the VA's Submit a Question Link portal.
  • Need additional resources to help fund a family members' college education? Click here to access helpful information.
  • Have some additional questions on the Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) GI Bill®? Click here to return to the information.


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at