Chapter 33 Transferee

POST 9/11

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
  • Child(ren)
  • 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.

Transfer websites:

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