Chapter 33 Transferee
CHAPTER 33- TRANSFEREE
Transfer of Benefits to Dependents and/or Spouses
The service member’s 36 months of benefits could be transferred to:
- A spouse
- Or split between the spouse and child(ren)
VA/DOD will determine eligibility for educational benefits for dependents/spouses.
In order to transfer benefits, the individual must be on active duty and serve for at least 6 years and choose to serve an additional 4 years.
To apply for transfer of benefits to your spouse/child(ren), you must first apply through the Department of Defense: https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/ .
After your transfer has been approved, the spouse/child(ren) must apply
(complete 1990E) through VA:http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp