Request for the ONLINE Version to better access some of the links on this printed version.
DECEMBER 2009 Vol. 41: SPECIAL UPDATED EDITION
POST 9-11 GI BILL EDITION
Stipulation: This unauthorized guide is a simplification of Post-911 GI Bill for Active duty AIRWING personnel. –
NCC(AW/SCW) Astro, CVW-11, Command Career Counselor
Requirement for Entitlements How To Start
•Dates and service status for each period of military service is •Read the entire Navy Instruction on GI Bill starting with the
used to determine your percentage of entitlement. NAVADMIN (See Page 2):
•The Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit level is based on your A899-40F7-A116-1399A740258F/0/NAV09187.txt
aggregate qualifying active duty service, which is total •Register & submit your specific questions to verify your
service, including broken service. record based on your Social Security number at:
Active Duty Completed after
https://www.gibill2.va.gov/vba/ (See Page 3)
September 10, 2001 Maximum Amount Register & login yourself to verify your entitlements at:
Payable https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave (See Page 4)
•If you are planning to transfer your benefits, register on
At least 36 months 100% this site (See Page 5) After verifying mbr has the 4 yrs of
obligated service in their record. The service oblig. must
At least 30 continuous days on 100% be visible in the member's (E & O) ESR. Enlisted should
active duty and discharged due to
contact their CC to verify their EAOS meets the required
oblig. service prior to submitting their TEB.
30 months to 36 months 90% https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/consent?continueToUrl=%2
24 months to 30 months 80%
•For questions dealing on Navy GI Bill benefits read the
18 months to 24 months 70% Latest NAVADMIN & BUPERSINST:
12 months to 18 months 60%
6 months to 12 months 50%
90 days to 6 months 40%
Apply for School 15
CCC POC 23
Index / Page Guide
Have Already Used GI Bill Flow Chart 12-13
•If you have used benefits under one or more VA education How Much 1, 7, 16
programs, you may be entitled to additional benefits under Maximize 14
another program. For example, an individual who has Montgomery (Compare) 8, 13
remaining entitlement under the Montgomery GI Bill can
exhaust that entitlement and may still receive up to an
additional 12 months under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. See Page 4 NPC / Site 2
to find out how much you got left. Mbrs may use the Post- Obliserve 10, 14
9/11 GI Bill even if they do not exhaust their MGIB. However, Requirements 1
if a member has not exhausted their MGIB and they elect to State / Region Contact 9
transfer to the Post-9/11 GI Bill, they will only be eligible up to
the amount of MGIB they had remaining. (Not to exceed 48 Transferring (Dependents) 6, 10, 20-21, 28-29
months of educ. benefits total.) VA Site 3-5
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•250/09 SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS08/27/2009
Detailer or NPC Customer Service Center
The Navy offers Sailors a one-stop source of information through the Navy Personnel Command
Customer Service Center. In an effort to provide quality service across the board to all Sailors, contact
the CSC for all your career-related issues. Just call 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672) and let the
customer service agents help you! The CSC can also be contacted via e-mail at CSCMailbox@navy.mil
or found online at www.npc.navy.mil/AboutUs/NPC/CSC/.
Selectee Leadership Course Instructor
If you are an E6 or E7 and would like to make a difference to & instruct
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Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices. - Laurence J. Peter
Members of the Armed Services are automatically eligible to receive the
Post-9/11 GI Bill (Title 38, U.S.C., Chapter 33). However, members who fall
under more than one education program will have to choose which
education program they want to use.
Individuals eligible for more than one education benefit program (MGIB,
MGIB-SR, REAP) who wish to utilize the Post-9/11 GI Bill may submit their
election on VA Form 22-1990 located on the DVA website www.gibill.va.gov)
through VONAPP. Once a member makes this election it is irrevocable.
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Decide whether how much you want to transfer your GI Bill to your dependents.
Ensure that your record is updated prior to making your transferability request
Ensure that your record is updated prior to making your transferability request
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$$$$ How Do I Find Out If I am Eligible and How Much? $$$$
•Determine your Benefit Comparison:
For many eligible participants, the Post-9/11 GI Bill is a better solution than other education benefit
programs, such as the Montgomery GI Bill - Active Duty, Montgomery GI Bill - Selected Reserve and
the Reserve Education Assistance Program (REAP). However, this decision depends on several factors,
including the type of education or training you plan to take and the amount of benefits received under
•Tuition or Payment Limits:
All undergraduate program costs were taken into consideration to determine the highest in-state
maximum tuition per credit hour and the maximum fees per term.
How Much Will V.A. (Post How Much Money Will You
9-11 GI Bill) Pay Get Under Each Benefit?
•- FULL Tuition & Fees (Paid directly to the IHL by
1. Benefits may be used for an approved
the VA). Eligible for up to 36 months of benefits.
program offered by an Institute of Higher
•- May be reimbursed for one licensing or Learning (IHL) (graduate, undergraduate and
certification test not to exceed $2,000. some votech training).
•- May receive funding for tutoring up to 2. IHL is defined as: a college, university, or
$100/month, maximum 12 months. similar intuition which offers postsecondary
level academic instruction that leads to an
•- Active Duty and their Spouses (while svm is on
associate or higher degree (per Title 38 section
AD) are not eligible for the monthly or book
stipends, as they are already receiving BAH.
3. SVMs who are not eligible for full benefits
•Veterans, Spouses, and dependent Children:
will receive their benefits pro-rated monthly.
•- Tuition & Fees equal to the highest public
4. The “Yellow Ribbon” program can be used to
undergraduate IHL in the state the student is
off set costs of out of state tuition, or an
attending. Paid directly to the IHL by the VA.
expensive private institution.
•- Monthly stipend equal to BAH for an E-5
5. SELRES benefits for qualified Service
w/dependents (determined by the zip code of the
members includes both the monthly and book
IHL the student is enrolled). Paid directly to the
student on a monthly basis. NOTE: Members who
are NOT enrolled more than 1/2 time or only
through DL are not eligible. GET THE RIGHT DIRECTION. Career Issues you
•- Book & Supply stipend up to $1000 per should know, to grow. Digested for You.
academic year. Roughly $41 per credit hour up to Career Wise. Back issues are available at
24 credit hour. Paid directly to the student each INTRAWEB or your Squadron CCC
•- May be reimbursed for one licensing or
certification test not to exceed $2,000.
•- May receive funding for tutoring up to
$100/month, maximum 12 months.
Cvn68auebnas all_air_wing_share AIRWING_CAREER_COUNSELOR
Post 9-11 May not be a better benefit for you, here is why?
If you are not attending full-time college and just going to a technical school (Post-9/11 does not pay for
Tech School unless it is degree granting or was part of a members prior GI Bill before electing to transfer over
to the Post-9/11 GI Bill) or similar training, you may be better off with the Montgomery GI Bill. Go to this
website for details:
Type of Training Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty
Post-9/11 GI Bill (MGIB)
IHL in residence Yes Yes
IHL online only & Yes Yes
NCD See note 5 Yes
OJT & Apprenticeship Training No Yes
Flight Training No Yes
Correspondence No Yes
Licensing & Certification Yes Yes
National Testing Programs No Yes
Entrepreneurship Training No Yes
Accelerated Payment No Yes
Co-op Training No Yes
Work-Study Program Yes Yes
Tutorial Assistance Yes Yes
Tuition Assistance Top Up Yes Yes
For an explanation of the various types of training click here.
•* Individuals electing the Post-9/11 GI Bill by relinquishing eligibility under the MGIB, MGIB-SR, or
REAP can be paid benefits for these types of training. Entitlement is charged under Post-9/11, paid
at the relinquished benefit rate. Election of the Post-9/11 GI Bill is irrevocable, so do your
homework prior to making your decision to do so.
•1 Degree programs and certificate programs offered by an IHL are approved training under the
Post-9/11 GI Bill. An IHL is defined as an Institution of Higher Learning - or a degree granting
institution. Certificate and diploma programs offered by institutions that do not grant degrees are
•2 If you are enrolled entirely in an online or distance learning program your payment is limited to
the tuition & fees not to exceed the tuition & fees at the most expensive in-state Institution of
Higher Learning (IHL). You will not receive the housing allowance.
•3 If your training is offered at an IHL you may be eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits.
•4 Limited to one test.
•5 Non College Degree (NCD) program. An NCD program offered at an IHL is approved. If offered
at other than an IHL it is not approved.
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Career Wise DECEMBER 2009 for additional information
for additional information
Entitlements May Vary Based on State of your School
Locations to find information on all regional offices and to find out WHAT & HOW MUCH you are entitled to.
Eastern Area Office
Western Area Central Area Southern Area PO Box 303
PO Box 8888 P. O. Box 66830 PO Box 100022 Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Muskogee, OK 74402-8888 St. Louis, MO 63166-6830 Decatur, GA 30031 Phone: 800-827-1000
Western Area Central Area Southern Area Eastern Area
AK – Anchorage AR – Little Rock AL – Montgomery CT – Hartford
AZ – Phoenix IA – Des Moines DC – Washington DE – Wilmington
CA – Los Angeles IL – Chicago FL – St. Petersburg IN – Indianapolis
CA – Oakland KS – Wichita GA – Atlanta MA – Boston
CA – San Diego LA – New Orleans KY – Louisville MD – Baltimore
CO – Denver MN – St. Paul MS – Jackson ME – Togus
HI – Honolulu MO – St. Louis NC – Winston-Salem MI – Detroit
ID – Boise ND – Fargo PR – San Juan NH – Manchester
MT – Fort Harrison NE – Lincoln SC – Columbia NJ – Newark
NM – Albuquerque OK – Muskogee TN – Nashville NY – Buffalo
NV – Reno SD – Sioux Falls VA – Roanoke NY – New York
OR – Portland TX – Houston WV – Huntington OH – Cleveland
PI – Manila TX – Waco PA – Philadelphia
UT – Salt Lake City WI – Milwaukee PA – Pittsburgh
WA – Seattle RI – Providence
VT – White River Jct.
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Comments, suggestions, corrections, send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transfer GI Bill BEFORE you Go
*** To preserve your right to transfer benefits from one dependent to another after your retirement, you MUST transfer
at least one (1) month of benefits to EACH dependent BEFORE you leave active duty. ***
Reference (article): http://www.defenselink.mil//news/newsarticle.aspx?id=55232
Reference (instruction): OSD(P&R) Directive-Type Memorandum (DTM) 09-003: "Post-9/11 GI Bill [See "page 17 of
29" (Paragraph 3.g.(2).(a).)] "3.g. Time for Transfer, Revocation, and Modification]
- You have 3 children (Alpha, Bravo, & Charlie) and a dependent spouse (Omega).
- Using the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) website, you designate Alpha to receive all 36 months of your benefits.
- Using TEB, you designate Bravo, Charlie, and Omega to receive zero benefits.
- You retire.
- After your retirement, Alpha (for whatever reason) either doesn't use the benefits, or doesn't use all of them.
RESULT: Your remaining benefits CANNOT be transferred to Bravo, Charlie, or Omega! (Ouch! ... Omega will NOT be
amused!) Only the member will be able to use their Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits.
- While on active duty, using TEB, you transfer benefits as follows:
- 33 months to Alpha
- 1 month each to Bravo, Charlie, and Omega.
- You retire.
- After your retirement, Alpha decides to attend the Naval Academy, and therefore won't need to use the benefits.
RESULT: You MAY transfer Alpha's unused benefits to any of your other family members, because they WERE
designated beneficiaries before you left active duty! (Omega will be pleased!)
Get the complete new GI Bill details at: http://www.gibill.va.gov/index.htm
OBLISERVE EXTENSION MATRIX FOR POST-911 GI BILL
Years of service, for the purposes of this chart, is the difference in years between ADSD and EAOS as
extended/soft EAOS (SEAOS). Example: ADSD = Mar 15 1997; EAOS = Apr 20 2010; SEAOS = Apr 20, 2011This is an
over 14year Sailor This program does not allow a Sailor to remain on active duty if otherwise not eligible or
recommended for retention. Any extension for the purpose of obtaining OBLISERV for this program requires NPC-
81 approval. Long term extensions (over 23 months) are not allowed for this program. Extensions are not allowed
when a Reenlistment can satisfy OBLISERV requirement.
After an extension is executed for this program, an additional short term extension for this program will not be
approved. Requests are to be submitted to NPC-81 no earlier than 60 days of anticipated enrollment date.
Required OBLISERV is calculated from enrollment month. A Sailor shall not OBLISERV under or over the required
amount which is 4 years unless limited by Navy policy. In cases where a Sailor is within 24 months of EAOS, and a
short term extension will need to be executed in addition to the reenlist to obtain necessary OBLISERV, the Sailor
can opt to perform just the short term extension and meet OBLISERV without reenlisting. NOTE: This is only in effect
through December 31, 2009. As of January 1, 2010 members will have to reenlist for 4 years of obligated service per
Sailors who will be retirement eligible, but cannot complete the full 4 year transferability obligation due to HYT are only
required to serve until their HYT date to achieve transferability. The will be able to transfer their benefits to their
dependents if they choose without completing the full obligation since Navy policy precludes them from remaining on
active duty beyond HYT. Members who leave active duty service prior to their HYT date or fail to complete the 4 years
of obligated service are subject to recoupmentDECEMBER 2009
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Required Service Obligation
This is for the interim policy (NAVADMIN 203/09) which ends
December 31, 2009.
As of January 1, 2010 NAVADMIN 242/09 is in effect
Enlisted Greater than
Less than No Yes Received Yes
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to for current
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Yes No No
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24 mo. but
48 mo. to
to retire Sign Pg13 Yes
Officers prior to 1 Enter in NSIPS
Verify in ESR
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All service members must be eligible to reenlist or extend to take
advantage of these opportunities
Required Sailor Action to Achieve
48 Month Obligation
Months of Obligation
0 12 24 48
Sailors without a current SRB/ESRP
Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 0 to 12 mo.
Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 12 to 24 mo. Expires
Reenlist1 1 JAN
Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 24 to 48 mo.
STE 1 JAN
Sailors with a current SRB/ESRP
SRB Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 0 to 12 mo.
SRB Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 12 to 24 mo. Expires
STE Pg132 1 JAN
(estimate 2,500 SRB Sailors)
SRB Sailor’s EAOS/EOS 24 to 48 mo.
(estimate 15,000 SRB Sailors) STE 1 JAN
1. Current policy only allows certain ratings to reenlist with greater than 12 months to EAOS
2. Pg13 informs Sailors they must complete 48 months or VA may recoup benefits
3. All SELRES Sailors will sign a Pg13 with a hard commitment
4. Active duty Sailors with greater than 6 years may fulfill their obligation with 4 years in the SELRES
All service members must be eligible to reenlist or extend to take
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of these opportunities 12
Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty
Post-9/11 GI Bill (MGIB)
Tuition and fees paid directly to school -- actual cost may vary Since August 1, 2008, the full-time monthly rate is $1321.00
by state and veteran’s period of service for individuals who served 3+ years of service.
Since August 1, 2008, the full-time monthly rate is $1073.00
for individuals who served less than 3 years of service.
Monthly housing allowance equal to the BAH payable for an None, however benefit can be used for room and board at the veteran's
E-5 with dependents (located in the zip code of the discretion.
educational institution where the individual is enrolled).
For those attending foreign schools (schools without a main
campus in the U.S.) the BAH rate is fixed at
$1,333.00 for 2009. AD members & their spouses are
not eligible to receive the monthly housing stipend.
Individuals who are pursuing training while on active duty,
solely via distance learning, or are attending half-time
or less are NOT eligible to receive the monthly housing
Up to a $1,000 per year for books and supplies. Individuals eligible at None, however the benefit can be used for books and supplies at the
the 100% benefit level may receive $41.67 for each credit hour veteran's discretion.
certified up to 24 credit hours each academic year. The books
and supplies stipend will be paid in a lump sum amount for
each term, quarter, or semester certified.
Members who served on active duty for at least 90 aggregate Members who first entered active duty on or after 7/1/85 and
days after 9/10/01. who had at least a two-year enlistment.
Active duty exclusions include: Generally, individuals commissioned as a result of completion
This includes Boot Camp and A School until the member of an ROTC program who received more than $3,400
complete 24 months of service. After 24 months they while under an ROTC scholarship each school year and
are considered qualifying active duty service. Service Academy graduates are not eligible for chapter
• Service Academy graduate commitment 30.
• ROTC scholarship graduate commitment
• Active duty served as a requirement for student loan
repayment under chapter 109, 10 USC
* Members who serve at least 30 continuous days on active
duty and were released due to a service-connected
disability are also eligible.
•Tuition payment will be made directly to the school after •Monthly check sent to veteran after proof of enrollment
proof of enrollment
•Housing stipend paid monthly to veteran
•Books and supplies stipend paid to veteran proportionately in
first month of each academic term
•Allows “kickers” up to $950 per month for recruitment for •Allows “kickers” up to $950 per month for recruitment for critical
critical skills – up to $350 per month for retention The $600 skills – up to $350 per month for retention
buy-up under the Montgomery GI Bill does not transfer over to
the Post-9/11 GI Bill nor is VA authorized to refund the $600
•Allows individuals with “kicker” earned under Chapter 30 and
1606 to continue to receive appropriate increase under Chapter
•Members with at least 6 years of service who reenlist for at
least 4 more years, can transfer up to
36 months of benefits to their dependents.
•Sponsor may transfer entitlement only while serving as a
member of the Armed Forces.
•Sponsor may modify or revoke entitlement at any time.
Career Wiseuse transferred benefits immediately; child may
• Spouse may DECEMBER 2009 13
use transferred benefits after sponsor has completed 10 years
What You Can Do NOW while Active Duty
to Maximize Post 9-11 GI Bill Benefits
Be Competitive, Get More Credits, Get Certified: Navy COOL
Are your getting credit for your Navy Education and Training? Navy COOL (Credentialing
Opportunities On-Line) is the Navy’s professional credentialing program that ties civilian
certifications and licenses to your Sailor’s ratings and skills. In addition to improving retention, Navy
COOL provides credit for professional expertise and skills that they have obtained, such as
Command Fitness Leader, Instructor Duty, and Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor. Most
certifications earns college credits andl save on your GI Bills. Many of these certifications cost $800
or more, but are free to Sailors using COOL. For more information, visit https://www.cool.navy.mil/
Just CLEP It!
Each CLEP Test is equivalent to certain college units. Why not use this benefit now and save
hundreds or even thousands of $$$ on GI Bill and most importantly save time and expedite
completing your degree.
Testing is FREE for active duty Sailors. Spouses, family members and other civilians are allowed
to take CLEP/DSST exams but must pay for each exam.
The CLEP/DSST exam program is computer-based. Students take exams in the Navy College
Office (NCO) (Most students finish their exams in less than 2 hours) You'll receive your test results
as soon the exam is completed. It's that simple! Active duty Sailors should call your local NCO
to sign up TODAY.
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desire teaching as their next career. UP TO $10,000 AVAILABLE IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
THROUGH TROOPS TO TEACHERS! Presented by Troops to Teachers Programs: www.caltroops.org
Call your Airwing or Squadron Command Take Advantage of Tuition Assistance &
Career Counselor at J-Dial 6368 on Nimitz NCPACE Program, contact Navy College
for more career and educational benefits. or your CCC for details
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How to Apply When You are
Ready to go to School
• You can use the Veterans Online Applications website to fill out and submit
your application online. (Note: this is for when AD Sailors (only) who are ready
to apply to use their Post-9/11 GI Bill).
• The IHL will receive payment directly from the VA.
• You may be asked to provide additional forms when applying. If you have
access to a scanner, you can scan these forms and submit them online. If you
have trouble with the application process, you can call a VA Education Case
Manager (1-888-GIBill1) to ask for help.
• Once you have finished and sent in your application, three things will happen:
– The Regional Processing Office will process the application and send you a Certificate of
Eligibility. Once you receive this, you should take it to the school’s VA Certifying Official
(campus veterans office), and then enroll in classes.
– Your school will send its request to VA for tuition and fees, which will be paid directly to
– Other benefits that you receive, like a monthly housing allowance, books & supplies
stipend or rural benefit payment, will be paid directly to you through direct deposit to
your bank account.
– The amount of time it takes to process your application will depend on whether the VA
needs more information to figure out what benefits you qualify for.
• Many schools have VA Counselors/Representatives who can assist in preparing
and submitting your benefit application who will help you prepare and submit
your application for education benefits (which is also sometimes called Form
22-1990 Form 22-1990). To make the process easier, you should bring along
► Your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD form 214) for all
periods of active duty service if applicable.
► DD Form 2384, also known as the Notice of Basic Eligibility, if applying for the
Montgomery GI Bill for Selected Reserves (chapter 1606)
► Copies of orders if activated from the guard/reserves
► Supporting documents (e.g., vouchers, statements) for buy-up or buy-in
contributions, which may allow you to make a small initial payment so that you
can receive a higher monthly payment.
► College fund “kicker” contracts for additional monthly payments that you may
receive from the Department of Defense through your branch of the Service.
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More Questions & Must Read References
What is the maximum in-state tuition for the state where you are planning to
go to school?
The maximum in-state tuition for a public school in the state where you plan to go to
college and your benefit level sets the maximum payment that the VA can give you
through the Post-9/11 GI Bill. In order to figure out how much you could be paid, you
will need to know the maximum in-state tuition and fees for each state where you
might attend school and the benefit level you are eligible for.
NOTE: Does not apply to active duty personnel. The Department of Defense pays the
full cost of tuition and fees for service members in approved education programs.
Do your tuition and fees exceed the maximum benefit VA will pay?
There are a few cases in which your school might charge you more than the maximum
benefit you can get using the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The most common cases would be if
you go to a public school as an out-of-state student, attend graduate school, or a
private or professional school. If your tuition will be higher than the tuition payment
you get from the Post-9/11 GI Bill, you should find out if your school participates in
the Yellow Ribbon Program. If your school is part of this program, you may be able to
reduce the amount that you have to pay. To find out more, check the list of Yellow
Ribbon participants , or ask your school VA Counselor/Rep.
If your school is part of the program, find out how much of the difference your school
will cover. Each Yellow Ribbon Program school sets limits on the additional amount
they will pay, and VA will match this amount. So, if your school is part of the
program, and sets a $500 limit on what they will pay, then you will get your Post-
9/11 payment based on the state maximum tuition, $500 from your school, and an
additional $500 from VA.
Determine if you are eligible for other funding – scholarships, loans, grants – that will
cover the additional cost of attending a program where costs exceed the state
Please Click & Read the following References used in gathering GI Bill Information:
•Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33): The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA): GI Bill
•Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) website.
•NAVADMIN 187/09- POST 9-11 GI BILL ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS
•NAVADMIN 203/09- POST 9-11 GI BILL, REAP, AND MGIB-SR TRANSFERABILITY POLICY AND
INTERIM PROVISIONS FOR RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE MEMBERS
•GI Bill Education Benefits Programs Instruction: BUPERSINST 1780.1A
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MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUN//
POST 9-11 GI BILL NAVADMIN
SUBJ/POST 9-11 GI BILL ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS
REF/A/DOC//HR2642/30JUN08//AMPN/REF A IS PUBLIC LAW 110-252, THE
SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2008. TITLE V OF REF A IS THE POST
9-11 EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2008.//
RMKS/1. THE POST 9-11 GI BILL BECOMES EFFECTIVE 1 AUGUST 2009. THIS
EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OFFERS SAILORS AND THEIR FAMILIES A TAX
FREE OPTION TO PAY FOR COLLEGE AND SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS YOU PLAN
YOUR NAVY CAREER AND SUPPORT YOUR FAMILY'S EDUCATION NEEDS.
2. THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS (DVA) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FINAL
DETERMINATION OF SERVICE MEMBER ELIGIBILITY. NAVY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR
VERIFYING APPLICATIONS FOR TRANSFERABILITY. GENERAL ELIGIBILITY
CRITERIA ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A. SAILORS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR POST 9-11 GI BILL IF THEY HAVE ACCRUED
SPECIFIC ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE, ON OR AFTER, 11 SEPTEMBER 2001 OF:
(1) AT LEAST 30 CONTINUOUS DAYS IF DISCHARGED DUE TO A SERVICE
-CONNECTED DISABILITY OR;
(2) BETWEEN 90 DAYS AND 36 MONTHS OR MORE OF TOTAL QUALIFYING
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE.
B. QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE IS DEFINED AS:
(1) FOR ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS, ACTIVE DUTY SERVED IN THE REGULAR
COMPONENT OF THE NAVY.
(2) FOR SELECTED RESERVE MEMBERS (SELRES), ORDERED TO ACTIVE
DUTY SERVICE UNDER TITLE 10, SECTIONS 688, 12301(A), 12301(D), 12301(G),
12302 AND 12304 (ORDERS IN SUPPORT OF CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS, I.E.,
C. SAILORS MUST HAVE RECEIVED AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE TO BE
ELIGIBLE FOR THE BENEFIT.
3. EXCEPTIONS TO QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE:
A. INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING (BOOTCAMP AND "A" SCHOOL PIPELINE
TRAINING) DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE TOTAL SERVICE FOR SELRES OR
VETERANS WHO HAVE LESS THAN 24 MONTHS OF ACTIVE DUTY TIME. HOWEVER,
THIS TIME WILL BE ADDED AFTER THE MEMBER HAS SERVED 24 MONTHS OF
QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY.
B. THE MINIMUM ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE REQUIREMENT FOR NAVAL ACADEMY
GRADUATES AND NAVY RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS SCHOLARSHIP
RECIPIENTS DOES NOT COUNT AS QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY TIME.
C. SERVICE COMMITMENTS FOR SAILORS PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDENT
LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (LRP) DO NOT COUNT AS QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY.
4. SAILORS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR OWN FUNDS TO QUALIFY
FOR POST 9-11 GI BILL BENEFITS.
5. TRANSFERABILITY ENTITLEMENT TO FAMILY MEMBERS:
A. SAILORS MAY ELECT TO TRANSFER ALL OR A PORTION OF THEIR
ENTITLEMENT TO THEIR DEPENDENTS LISTED IN THE DEFENSE ENROLLMENT
ELIGIBILITY REPORTING SYSTEM (DEERS) AT THE TIME OF TRANSFER. ALL OR A
PORTION OF THE BENEFITS MAY BE TRANSFERRED TO SPOUSE, ONE OR MORE
DEPENDENT CHILDREN OR A COMBINATION OF UP TO 36 MONTHS OF UNUSED
BENEFITS. POLICY, PROCESS AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES WILL BE FURTHER
DELINEATED IN A FOLLOW ON NAVADMIN.
B. TRANSFERABILITY ELIGIBILITY:
(1) ELIGIBLE FOR THE POST 9-11 GI BILL.
(2) IN THE ARMED FORCES (DEFINED AS ACTIVE DUTY OR SELRES) WHEN
ELECTION IS MADE.
(3) COMPLETED A MINIMUM OF SIX (6) YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES ON
THE DATE OF ELECTION.
(4) OBLIGATE FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR (4) YEARS.
(5) ACTIVE DUTY SAILORS THAT SEPARATE, RETIRE, TRANSFER TO THE
FLEET RESERVE OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO 1 AUGUST 2009 ARE NOT
ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TRANSFERABILITY. HOWEVER, SAILORS WHO SEPARATE OR
ARE DISCHARGED FROM ACTIVE DUTY PRIOR TO 1 AUGUST 2009, AND
SUBSEQUENTLY AFFILIATE WITH THE SELRES, MAY QUALIFY FOR TRANSFERABILITY
(ALL OTHER CRITERIA MET).
(6) SELRES WHO TRANSFER TO THE RETIRED RESERVE (WITH OR WITHOUT
PAY), THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE (IRR), A VOLUNTARY TRAINING UNIT
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C. USE OF ENTITLEMENT BY FAMILY MEMBER:
(1) SPOUSES MAY ONLY USE THE ENTITLEMENT AFTER THEIR SPONSOR
COMPLETES THE MINIMUM SIX (6) YEARS ON ACTIVE DUTY OR SELRES AND HAS
OBLIGATED FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR (4) YEARS. SPOUSES ENTITLEMENT
EXPIRES AFTER 15 YEARS OF THE SERVICE MEMBERS LAST DATE OF DISCHARGE OR
RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY OF AT LEAST 90 CONSECUTIVE DAYS. www.gibil
(2) DEPENDENT CHILD(REN) MAY USE THE ENTITLEMENT AFTER THEIR
SPONSOR HAS COMPLETED 10 YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE DUTY/SELRES)
AND OBLIGATED FOR THE ADDITIONAL FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE. THE
ENTITLEMENT MAY NOT BE USED UNTIL A SECONDARY DIPLOMA (OR EQUIVALENCY
CERTIFICATE) HAS BEEN ATTAINED OR THEY ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE. DEPENDENTS
MAY CONTINUE TO USE THE BENEFIT AFTER THE SPONSOR SEPARATES FROM ACTIVE
DUTY AFTER COMPLETING THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL SERVICE. ENTITLEMENT MAY
NOT BE USED AFTER THE DEPENDENT CHILD(REN) HAS REACHED THE AGE OF 26
D. SAILORS MAY ADD NEW DEPENDENT(S), MODIFY OR REVOKE
TRANSFERABILITY ELECTION(S) OF EXISTING DEPENDENTS WHILE SERVING IN THE
ARMED FORCES. UPON SEPARATION OR RETIREMENT, VETERANS MAY NOT ADD NEW
DEPENDENTS, BUT MAY MODIFY OR REVOKE TRANSFERABILITY ELECTIONS.
6. EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS: AN ail
A. TUITION AND FEES. PAID BY THE DVA DIRECTLY TO THE INSTITUTION
OF HIGHER LEARNING (IHL). PAYMENTS WILL MEET THE HIGHEST ESTABLISHED
CHARGES (BY DVA) FOR IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT A PUBLIC IHL IN
THE STATE WHERE THE INSTITUTION IS LOCATED.
(1) ACTIVE DUTY. RECEIVE FULL TUITION AND FEES.
(2) VETERANS AND SELRES. TUITION AND FEES PAID BY THE VA WILL
MEET THE HIGHEST ESTABLISHED CHARGES FOR IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
AT A PUBLIC IHL IN THE STATE THE INSTITUTION IS LOCATED.
(3) SPOUSES. IF SPONSOR IS ON ACTIVE DUTY, SPOUSE RECEIVES
FULL TUITION AND FEES. IF SPONSOR IS NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY, TUITION AND
FEES PAYMENT WILL MEET THE HIGHEST ESTABLISHED CHARGES (BY THE DVA) FOR
IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT A PUBLIC IHL IN THE STATE IN WHICH
THE MEMBER IS ENROLLED.
Where to Call:
(4) DEPENDENT CHILDREN. PAYMENT WILL NOT EXCEED THE HIGHEST
ESTABLISHED CHARGES (BY THE DVA) FOR IN-STATE UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES AT AT SEA OR OVERSEAS
A PUBLIC IHL IN THE STATE IN WHICH THE MEMBER IS ENROLLED.
B. MONTHLY STIPEND. PAID DIRECTLY TO THE STUDENT. THE MONTHLY If deployed or overseas you can
STIPEND IS BASED UPON THE E-5 WITH DEPENDENTS BAH RATE OF THE ZIP CODE contact VA via telephone during
OF THE IHL THE STUDENT IS ENROLLED MORE THAN HALF-TIME, AND NOT business hours, M - F 8:00 AM to
ENROLLED SOLELY IN DISTANCE LEARNING (DL) COURSES. 4:00 PM EDT @ the Buffalo
(1) ACTIVE DUTY. DO NOT RECEIVE THE MONTHLY STIPEND. Regional Office at 716-857-3196
(2) VETERANS AND SELRES. ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE MONTHLY
or 716-857-3197. Once
(3) SPOUSES. IF SPONSOR IS ON ACTIVE DUTY, THE SPOUSE IS NOT
connected, the caller can
ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE MONTHLY STIPEND. IF SPONSOR IS NOT ON ACTIVE immediately enter “option 1” to
DUTY, THE SPOUSE WILL RECEIVE THE MONTHLY STIPEND. be placed in a special priority
(4) DEPENDENT CHILD(REN). ELIGIBLE REGARDLESS OF SPONSORS queue. This is not a toll-free
STATUS. number but the caller will be
C. BOOK STIPEND. UP TO $1,000 ANNUALLY, IS PAYABLE TO THE routed to the next available
INDIVIDUAL FOR BOOKS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, ETC. PAYMENTS WILL BE Customer Service Representative
ISSUED DIRECTLY TO THE STUDENT IN A LUMP SUM FOR EACH QUARTER, SEMESTER for priority service.
(1) ACTIVE DUTY. DO NOT RECEIVE BOOK STIPEND.
(2) VETERANS AND SELRES. ELIGIBLE FOR THE BOOK STIPEND.
(3) SPOUSE. IF SPONSOR IS ON ACTIVE DUTY, THE SPOUSE IS NOT
ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE BOOK STIPEND. IF SPONSOR IS NOT ON ACTIVE DUTY,
SPOUSE WILL RECEIVE YEARLY BOOK STIPEND. Visit:
(4) DEPENDENT CHILD(REN). WILL RECEIVE THE YEARLY BOOK http:/
STIPEND WHILE ENROLLED AT AN IHL.
D. TUTORIAL ASSISTANCE: UP TO $100 PER MONTH, NOT TO EXCEED A
TOTAL OF $1,200.
E. CERTIFICATE OR LICENSE: REIMBURSEMENT FOR ONE LICENSE OR
CERTIFICATION TEST, NOT TO EXCEED $2,000.
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7. PERCENTAGE OF BENEFITS PAYABLE. THE PERCENT OF EDUCATIONAL
ASSISTANCE IS BASED ON QUALIFYING ACTIVE TIME. A BREAKDOWN OF THE
PERCENTAGE OF BENEFITS IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV. ply
8. SAILORS HAVE 15 YEARS FROM DATE OF LAST HONORABLE DISCHARGE, OR
SEPARATION FROM ACTIVE DUTY OF 90 DAYS OR MORE, TO USE THE BENEFIT.
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9. FOR ADDITIONAL POST 9-11 GI BILL ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS, REFER TO
THE DVA GI BILL WEB SITE AT WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV.
TEB D.MI .
10. POINTS OF CONTACT:
- THE NPC CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672)/DSN
-ANN HUNTER, OPNAV N153, AT (703) 614-9629/DSN 224 OR EMAIL AT
RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
END OF NAVADMIN (For further information on Transferability see NAVADMIN 203/09 Next Page)
More Information on Post-911 GI Bill
• Self-Assessment Checklist Remember: Post-9/11 does not pay for
• Fact Sheet and FAQs TRAINING. Training is considered
• Career Counselor Checklist something entirely different from
• Career Counselor Flowchart
• Obligated Service Flowchart (Our Congressmen put the Post-9/11 in
• SELRES Qualifying Service place so service members serving in the
• NAVADMIN 203/09 Armed Forces could earn a degree, not to
• NAVADMIN 187/09
• Transferability of Education Benefits website
• -- If you were in the Armed Forces (Regular or Drilling Reserves) and have
at least 90 days of active duty service on or after 11 Sep 01, you may be
eligible for valuable educational assistance.
• -- Post 9-11 benefits will pay for training received on or after 1 Aug 09.
• -- Review the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) benefit comparison
chart to determine if this is a good choice for you and your
• -- You can apply for the Post 9-11 GI Bill and all other GI Bill Program
benefits electronically through VONAPP on the DVA
• -- VA Lettter for Servicemembers
• -- For further information, please go to the DVA's website:
www.gibill.va.gov. You can sign-up to receive e-mail messages as new
information is added to the DVA's Frequently Asked Questions
page. Click here to sign-up.
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MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUL//
SUBJ/POST 9-11 GI BILL, REAP, AND MGIB-SR TRANSFERABILITY POLICY AND
INTERIM PROVISIONS FOR RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE MEMBERS//
REF/B/DOC/DOD DTM 09-003/22JUN09//
NARR/REF A IS PUBLIC LAW 110-252, THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT
OF 2008. TITLE V OF REF A IS THE POST 9-11 VETERANS EDUCATIONAL
ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2008. REF B IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) POLICY ON
POST 9-11 GI BILL//
RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN EXPLAINS TRANSFERABILITY POLICIES AND THE
APPLICATION PROCESS. THIS PROCESS IS COMPLICATED AND SERVICEMEMBERS
MUST CONSULT WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELORS TO FULLY UNDERSTAND IT.
THIS NAVADMIN IS BROKEN INTO FOUR PARTS: ELIGIBILITY, PROCESS, SERVICE
POST 9-11 GI BILL
OBLIGATION POLICY, AND REFERENCE INFORMATION.
PART I - ELIGIBILITY
1. PER REF A, TRANSFERABILITY UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL IS A
RECRUITING AND RETENTION TOOL. WHILE AN INDIVIDUAL MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR
EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS PROVIDED BY THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, GENERALLY THE
OPTION TO TRANSFER A MEMBER'S UNUSED BENEFITS TO A FAMILY MEMBER
(SPOUSE/CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE DEFENSE ELIGIBILITY ENROLLMENT SYSTEM
(DEERS)) REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE COMMITMENT IN THE ARMED FORCES
(ACTIVE DUTY AND/OR SELECTED RESERVE (SELRES)).
2. THE TRANSFERABILITY OPTION MUST BE ELECTED WHILE THE MEMBER IS
SERVING IN THE ARMED FORCES. ACTIVE MEMBERS WHO SEPARATE, RETIRE,
TRANSFER TO THE FLEET RESERVE OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO
1 AUGUST 2009, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TRANSFERABILITY. SELRES
MEMBERS WHO TRANSFER TO THE RETIRED RESERVE (WITH OR WITHOUT PAY),
TRANSFER TO THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE OR WHO ARE DISCHARGED PRIOR TO
1 AUGUST 2009, ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ELECT TRANSFERABILITY.
3. PER REF B, MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES WHO ELECT TO TRANSFER
A. MUST HAVE SERVED SIX YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE AND/OR
SELRES) AND AGREE TO SERVE FOUR ADDITIONAL YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES
FROM THE DATE OF ELECTION; OR,
B. MUST HAVE SERVED AT LEAST TEN YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES AND IF
EITHER NAVY, DOD POLICY OR FEDERAL STATUTE RESTRICTS THE MEMBER FROM
COMMITTING TO FOUR ADDITIONAL YEARS, MEMBERS MUST AGREE TO SERVE THE
MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF TIME ALLOWED BY THAT POLICY OR STATUTE; OR,
C. IS OR BECOMES RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE (COMPLETION OF 20 YEARS OF
ACTIVE FEDERAL SERVICE OR 20 QUALIFYING YEARS AS COMPUTED UNDER TITLE
10, U.S.C., SECTION 12732) DURING THE PERIOD OF 1 AUGUST 2009 THROUGH
1 AUGUST 2012, AND AGREES TO SERVE THE ADDITIONAL PERIOD, IF ANY,
(1) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON 1 AUGUST 2009, NO
ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
(2) FOR THOSE WHO HAVE AN APPROVED RETIREMENT DATE AFTER
1 AUGUST 2009 AND BEFORE 1 JULY 2010, NO ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
(3) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT AFTER 1 AUGUST 2009 AND
BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2010, ONE YEAR OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
(4) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2010
AND BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2011, TWO YEARS OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
(5) FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2011
AND BEFORE 1 AUGUST 2012, THREE YEARS OF ADDITIONAL SERVICE IS REQUIRED.
4. MEMBERS ELIGIBLE FOR RETIREMENT ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2012 WILL
REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL FOUR-YEAR SERVICE AGREEMENT. TRANSFERRING AN
ENTITLEMENT COULD BE A SIGNIFICANT CONSIDERATION IN A MEMBER'S CAREER
5. FAILURE TO COMPLETE THE SERVICE AGREEMENT AFTER TRANSFERRING
ENTITLEMENT MAY RESULT IN AN OVERPAYMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE AND
IS SUBJECT TO COLLECTION BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS (DVA).
6. WHILE THE MEMBER IS IN THE ARMED FORCES, NEW DEPENDENTS MAY BE
ADDED, ENTITLEMENTS CHANGED OR UNUSED ENTITLEMENTS REVOKED. THESE
CHANGES WILL BE MADE BY THE MEMBER THROUGH THE TRANSFERABILITY OF
EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS (TEB) WEBSITE (HTTPS://WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/TEB).
AFTER RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION FROM THE ARMED FORCES, THE VETERAN MAY
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MODIFY OR REVOKE TRANSFERRED ENTITLEMENT FOR EXISTING DESIGNATED 20
DEPENDENTS BY SUBMITTING A REQUEST IN WRITING TO THE DVA.
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PART II - PROCESS TO TRANSFER POST 9-11 GI BILL, RESERVE EDUCATION
ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (REAP) CHAPTER 1607, AND MONTGOMERY GI BILL-SELECTED
RESERVE (MGIB-SR) CHAPTER 1606 ENTITLEMENTS.
1. ENSURE SPOUSE/CHILD(REN) IS/ARE ENROLLED IN DEERS PRIOR TO MAKING
ELECTION TO TRANSFER ENTITLEMENT.
2. ENSURE ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION (OFFICER AND ENLISTED) IS
PROPERLY DOCUMENTED IN ELECTRONIC SERVICE RECORD (ESR) PRIOR TO
INITIATING TRANSFERABILITY REQUEST. REFER TO PARAGRAPH 9 FOR SPECIFIC
SITUATIONS TO ACHIEVE REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATIONS. REQUESTS WILL BE
DISAPPROVED FOR MEMBERS WHOSE ESR DOES NOT REFLECT THE REQUIRED
ADDITIONAL SERVICE. MEMBERS WHOSE APPLICATIONS ARE DISAPPROVED WILL BE
REQUIRED TO REAPPLY FOR TRANSFERABILITY WITH A NEW SERVICE OBLIGATION
DATE. IT IS CRITICAL THAT MEMBERS VISIT THEIR COMMAND CAREER COUNSELOR
AND COMPLETE SERVICE OBLIGATION DOCUMENTATION AS SOON AS PRACTICAL AND
BEFORE APPLYING ON-LINE FOR TRANSFERABILITY.
A. SERVICE MEMBERS WHO DO NOT REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE
OBLIGATION TO TRANSFER BENEFITS SHOULD GO TO
HTTPS://WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/TEB TO COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION.
THIS INCLUDES RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS (PART I PARAS 3C(1)
AND 3C(2) ABOVE) AND SERVICE MEMBERS WITH EXISTING AGREEMENTS THAT WILL
COVER THE REQUIRED SERVICE OBLIGATION.
B. ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS WHO REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SERVICE
OBLIGATION SHOULD CONSULT WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELOR TO ENSURE THEIR
EAOS/EOS IS SUFFICIENT TO MEET THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL SERVICE
OBLIGATION AND/OR DISCUSS OBLIGATED SERVICE OPTIONS. Visit:
3. COMPLETE ELECTRONIC TRANSFER ELECTION USING TEB.
A. MEMBER MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR MULTIPLE EDUCATIONAL BENEFIT
PROGRAMS. BY CHOOSING TRANSFERABILITY UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, OR
REAP, OR MGIB-SR, THE MEMBER IS MAKING AN IRREVOCABLE DECISION TO
CONVERT OVER TO THAT EDUCATION BENEFIT PROGRAM.
B. MEMBER'S DEPENDENTS WILL BE LISTED ON THE APPLICATION, PRE-
POPULATED FROM DEERS.
C. AN INDIVIDUAL TRANSFERRING POST 9-11 ENTITLEMENT MUST DESIGNATE
THE ELIGIBLE DEPENDENTS(S), THE NUMBER OF MONTHS OF ENTITLEMENT TO BE
TRANSFERRED AND SPECIFY THE PERIOD OF USE. THE NUMBER OF MONTHS
TRANSFERRED MAY NOT EXCEED THE LESSER OF THE MONTHS OF UNUSED
ENTITLEMENT AVAILABLE UNDER THE POST 9-11 GI BILL, 36 MONTHS OR THE
NUMBER OF MONTHS SPECIFIED BY DOD.
D. THE MEMBER CAN ONLY MODIFY THEIR REQUEST ONCE IT HAS BEEN
APPROVED BY BUPERS-26/COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1C21).
4. MEMBERS MAY CHECK TEB PERIODICALLY FOR STATUS OF THEIR APPLICATION.
A. IF REQUEST IS DISAPPROVED, MEMBER MUST TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION
AND REAPPLY. APPROVED APPLICATIONS WILL BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY TO DVA
VIA THE DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER.
B. REQUESTS THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED WILL REFLECT A PROJECTED
OBLIGATION END DATE (POED), NORMALLY FOUR YEARS. REQUESTS FOR THOSE
INDIVIDUALS APPROACHING HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) WILL REFLECT A FOUR-
YEAR POED; HOWEVER, IF UNABLE TO COMPLETE THIS OBLIGATION DUE TO HYT
DISCHARGE, MEMBERS WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR
5. A COPY OF THE APPROVED TEB APPLICATION AND VA FORM 22-1990E MUST BE
COMPLETED BY THE DEPENDENT AND FORWARDED TO THE VA FOR PROCESSING.
FORM IS LOCATED ON WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV. THE VA WILL PROVIDE THE
DEPENDENT WITH A CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY WHICH WILL BE TAKEN TO THE
ACADEMIC INSTITUTION FOR ENROLLMENT. THE ACADEMIC INSTITUTION WILL
COMPLETE ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION AND FORWARD TO THE VA FOR PAYMENT.
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PART III - SERVICE OBLIGATION POLICY
1. ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS WITH LESS THAN 12 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/
EOS WILL REENLIST PER STANDARD PROCEDURES.
2. NON-SRB/ESRP ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 12 MONTHS
AND LESS THAN 24 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/EOS ARE GRANTED AN EXCEPTION TO
THE REENLISTMENT POLICY. REENLISTMENTS WILL BE ROUTED THROUGH THE
STANDARD PROCESS FOR PAY-GRADE AND ZONE. THIS EXCEPTION TO POLICY
EXPIRES 1 JANUARY 2010.
3. SRB/ESRP-ELIGIBLE SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 12 MONTHS AND
LESS THAN 24 MONTHS TO THEIR EAOS/EOS AND WHO HAVE ALREADY REENLISTED
ONCE FOR A BONUS IN THEIR CURRENT ZONE, ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR A
SHORT TERM EXTENSION TO MEET THE TRANSFERABILITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT TO
BE APPROVED BY NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 FOR ACTIVE/PERS-812 FOR SELRES,
FULL-TIME SUPPORT (FTS), AND CANVASSER RECRUITER (CANREC)). SERVICE
MEMBERS WHO REQUIRE GREATER THAN 23 MONTHS ADDITIONAL SERVICE MUST SIGN
A PAGE 13 STATING THE SERVICE MEMBER AGREES TO REENLIST TO COMPLETE
THEIR FULL COMMITMENT FOR TRANSFERABILITY. AN ADDITIONAL SHORT TERM
EXTENSION WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING THE
TRANSFERABILITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT. ALL SHORT TERM EXTENSION REQUESTS
MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 1 JANUARY 2010.
4. SERVICE MEMBERS IN ZONES A, B AND C THAT WILL REQUIRE PERFORM TO
SERVE (PTS) APPROVAL PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR REENLISTMENT WILL BE ALLOWED
TO SUBMIT EARLY APPLICATION REQUESTS BY UTILIZING THE EARLY APPLY
("STAR") QUESTION ON THE PTS APPLICATION. THIS EXCEPTION TO POLICY
EXPIRES 1 JANUARY 2010.
5. SERVICE MEMBERS WITH GREATER THAN 24 MONTHS AND LESS THAN 48 MONTHS
TO THEIR EAOS/EOS CAN APPLY FOR A SHORT TERM EXTENSION TO BE APPROVED
BY NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 FOR ACTIVE/PERS-812 FOR SELRES, FTS, AND
CANREC). SAILORS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE PTS APPROVAL AS LONG AS THE
EXTENSION DOES NOT CAUSE THEM TO CROSS INTO A NEW ZONE. ALL SHORT TERM
EXTENSION REQUESTS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 1 JANUARY 2010.
6. ALL SERVICE MEMBERS MUST BE ELIGIBLE TO REENLIST OR EXTEND TO TAKE
Call (If no
ADVANTAGE OF THESE OPPORTUNITIES. SERVICE MEMBERS SHOULD CAREFULLY
access – E :
CONSIDER ANY REENLISTMENT AND/OR EXTENSION OF OBLIGATED SERVICE WHICH
COULD CROSS ZONE BOUNDARIES AND THEREBY REMOVE THEIR ELIGIBILITY TO
REENLIST FOR A BONUS. SERVICE MEMBERS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO CONSULT
WITH THEIR CAREER COUNSELORS AND WEIGH ALL OPTIONS BEFORE MAKING
7. ALL OFFICERS, OTHER THAN THOSE IN CATEGORIES LISTED IN PART I PARAS
3C, AND SELRES ENLISTED MEMBERS: THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER WILL
COMPLETE A PAGE 13 IN THE NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL SYSTEM
(NSIPS) ESR AGREEING TO SERVE THE REQUIRED ADDITIONAL YEARS OF SERVICE.
PAGE 13 WILL READ: "I UNDERSTAND BY SIGNING THIS PAGE 13, I AGREE TO
COMPLETE FOUR MORE YEARS IN THE ARMED FORCES (ACTIVE OR SELECTED
RESERVE) FROM THE DATE I REQUEST TRANSFERABILITY OF POST 9-11, REAP OR
MGIB-SR EDUCATION BENEFITS TO MY DEPENDENTS/FAMILY MEMBERS. I
UNDERSTAND THAT FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS FOUR YEAR OBLIGATION MAY LEAD
TO AN OVERPAYMENT BY THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN'S AFFAIRS THAT MAY BE
RECOUPED FOR ANY PAYMENTS MADE TO DEPENDENTS/ FAMILY MEMBERS." THE
PAGE 13 WILL BE SIGNED BY MEMBER, WITNESSED AND DATED.
PART IV - REFERENCE INFORMATION C al l
1. USE OF TRANSFERRED ENTITLEMENT BY FAMILY MEMBERS.
A. SEE DVA'S WEB SITE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING USE AND 8 - 44
BENEFITS OF TRANSFERRED POST 9-11 ENTITLEMENT. 2-4 55 1
B. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND A SERVICEMEMBER TRANSFERABILITY
PROCESS CHECKLIST ARE AVAILABLE ON NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE (NKO) AND
BUPERS WEBSITE. HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/EDUCATION/GIBILL.
2. POINTS OF CONTACT:
- ANN HUNTER, OPNAV N153, AT (703) 614-9629/DSN 224, OR EMAIL
- THE NPC CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672)/DSN
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How to Use Online Resources such as JOIN, FLTMPS, BOL, ESR, or NSIPS. Special Programs like: Conversion of Rate,
Officers Program, credentialing (COOL & USMAP) and Bonus (SRB) Educational Benefits (TA, NCPACE, GI Bill).
Veteran Benefits. Making any decision on how to have a great career during and after your enlistment.
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• NC1 Nicholson (VFA-97) firstname.lastname@example.org It will change or also
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Post 9-11 GI Bill Transferability
Read NAVADMIN 203/09 and NAVADMIN 187/09 carefully, and discuss your
situation with your Career Counselor.
Are you eligible to transfer your benefits?
a. You must have six years in the Armed Forces (active duty or SELRES), AND
b. Agree to an additional service obligation (up to four years) in the Armed
Forces from the date of election.
Note: The transferability option must be elected while the member is serving in
the Armed Forces. Active members, who separate, retire, transfer to the fleet
reserve or who are discharged prior to 1 August 2009 are not eligible to elect
transferability. SELRES members who transfer to the retired reserve (with or
without pay), transfer to the individual ready reserve or who are discharged prior
to 1 August 2009, are not eligible to elect transferability.
What is my service obligation?
a. Service obligation has been met in the following instances:
(1) You have at least 20 years in the Armed Forces on 1 August 2009 , or
(2) You have approved retirement date after 1 August 2009 and before 1 July
(3) You already have a service obligation to take you through four years
b. Service obligation required:
(1) For those eligible for retirement after 1 AUG 09 and before 1 AUG 10, 1
additional year from the date of transfer election is required.
(2 For those eligible for retirement on or after 1 AUG 10 and before 1 AUG
11, 2 additional years from the date of transfer election are required
(3) For those eligible for retirement on or after 1 AUG 11 and before 1 AUG
12, 3 additional years from the date of transfer election are required.
How does high year tenure affect my required service obligation?
a. If you have 10 years in the Armed Forces, and a policy or statute exists that
prevents you from committing to the required service obligation, you may elect
transferability but you must serve the maximum allowed under the policy
NOTE Service obligation begins on the date you complete your request for
When should the request for transferability be submitted?
a. If your service obligation has been met, you should complete your application
on line at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/TEB/ after you have verified the data is
reflecting in the Electronic Service Record (ESR)(EAOS/EOS reflects the
required service, or the page 13 is documented and verified in ESR).
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b. This obligated service must be reflected in the electronic service record (ESR).
Members can verify their obligated service by logging into “Self-service ESR” at
https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil (CAC required).
c. If policy precludes an additional service obligation and you plan to leave the
service or retire after 1 Aug 09, you MUST sign up for transferability while
you’re still in the Armed Forces. Otherwise, you lose your transferability
What action should I take if a service obligation is required?
a. Enlisted members shall first meet with a career counselor to discuss options
b. Officers must complete a page 13 agreeing to the additional service obligation
c. Officers and enlisted must complete appropriate documentation AND ensure
obligation is reflected in the electronic service record (ESR). Members can verify
their obligated service by logging into “Self-service ESR” at
https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil (CAC required).
NOTE Applications that do not have appropriate service obligation documented in the
ESR will be disapproved and returned for resubmission. If disapproved, a new
service obligation date must be calculated.
What happens after I apply for transferability?
a. Applications are forwarded to BUPERS or COMNAVRESFOR for processing.
Members can check the status of their application at
b. Approved applications will be forwarded to VA
c. After transfer is approved, and and the family member is ready to use the
entitlement, go to VA's website to the "Veterans Online Application
(VONAPP).” Follow the instructions to create user name and password. After
account is created, select "Create New Form" from drop-down and choose VA
Form 22-1990e. This form should only be completed and submitted to VA by the
family member after DoD has approved the request for TEB.
d. VA will verify eligibility and provide a certificate of eligibility to the family
member designated to receive the benefits
e. Family members will take the certificate of eligibility to the institution and
complete appropriate documentation to receive Post 9-11 benefits.
Where do I go to if I have additional questions?
a. Questions on service obligation requirements (reenlistment, page 13, short
term extensions, etc.) should be discussed with your career counselor
b. Answers to frequently asked questions are available on www.gibill.va.gov,
NKO and http://www.npc.navy.mil/careerinfo/education/gibill .
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